Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
The bis-t-butyl- and bis-neopentyl glycol- diesters of α, α, α', α'-tetramethyladipic acid were synthesized via their diacid chlorides. α, α, α', α'-Tetramethyladipic acid was first prepared by a free radical coupling reaction of pivalic acid because it is not commercially available. The products of all syntheses were characterized by NMR and infrared spectra.
Willson, Ronald L., "The synthesis and characterization of two all-aliphatic sterically hindered diesters of alpha, alpha, alpha', alpha'-tetramethyladipic acid" (1989). Honors Theses. 2025.