Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
This research was carried out in order to determine the effects of both the etherate and anhydrous forms of RF3 catalyst upon l-diazo-4-methyl-4-penten-2-one (I). It was hoped that cyclization could be induced to occur due to the presence of the neighboring olefinic bond. 3-Methyl-2-cyclopentenone, itself had been synthesized by a much more direct method than proposed here. (1)
English, Robert Alan, "Investigations into the diazoketone synthesis of 3-methyl-2-cyclopentenone" (1963). Honors Theses. 1776.