Date of Award

6-1955

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

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.

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