Date of Award

6-1978

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The addition of singlet oxygen to N, N-diethyl-1-pro-pynylamine produced 60-75% yields of N, N-diethyl pyruvamide and various carbon dioxide contamination products under several conditions. Products under several conditions. Product formation was independent of solvent and photosensitizer and was shown to proceed via a singlet oxygen addition mechanism with no free radical involvement. The water addition product was also demonstrated to be N, N-diethyl propanamide. A dioxetene intermediate is suggested as the precursor of N, N-diethyl pyruvamide.

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