Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
The purpose of this research project is to study the alkylation of phenol with n-butyl alcohol and optically active l-sec-butyl alcohol using a chemically activated alumina catalyst. The reaction of n-butyl alcohol with phenol is studied to determine if the alcohol is rearranged to give the same products obtained by alkylating with sec-butyl alcohol. The object of reacting optically active l-sec-butyl alcohol with phenol is to determine if the optical activity is retained, decreased, or complete racimazation occurs with this catalyst.
Thimineur, Raymond Joseph, "Alkylation of Phenol" (1955). Honors Theses. 2147.