Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
The orientation of base promoted eliminations depends on several factors including base strength and size. Neither of these factors account for all of the observed results. A new factor, ion pairing of the base, is suggested. Results of elimination reactions using sodium benzoate derivatives are found to be consistent with this explanation. Kinetic data for an ion pair mechanism were sought but not obtained.
Preuninger, Frederick Norman, "Base strength and concentration effects on orientation in elimination reactions" (1975). Honors Theses. 1819.