Date of Award

6-1965

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

Of all the reactions of the esters of hypohalous acids, those least documented are the reactions and characteristics of the phenolic esters. This includes the reactions of hypohalites in the presence of a strong Lewis acid, such as aluminum trichloride. Only one reaction has been published in which an organic hypohalite is reacted in the presence of a strong Lewis acid; this dealt with an alkyl hypochlorite. Berman and Lowy (1) reacted tertiary butyl hypochlorite with benzene in the presence of aluminum trichloride, reporting tertiary butylbenzene as the product.

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