Date of Award

6-1973

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

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.

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