Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
An improved method for preparing t-butylacetylene was developed. Starting with t-butyl chloride, aluminum trichloride and vinyl bromide and followed by didehydroalogenation using potassium hydroxide in dimethyl sulfoxide, t-butylacetylene has been prepared in a better than 70% yield. In the process the effect of ion pairing on the orientation of elimination reactions was determined. From this a system for converting 2-haloalkanes directly into 2-alkenes was developed.
Benko, David Andrew, "Effects of dipolar aprotic solvents and ion pairing on elimination reactions" (1973). Honors Theses. 1810.