Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
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.
Zimmerman, Kenneth S., "The addition of singlet oxygen to n, n-diethyl-1-propynylamine" (1978). Honors Theses. 1867.