Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether sodium bismuthate would oxidize an aldehyde containing only one oxygen atom. Benzaldehyde was selected for these studies because it is a relatively good reducing agent and is not likely to undergo condensation reactions. (Part One).
The primary objective of this research is to confirm Nielsen's proposal that (I) and/or (II) is the oxidation product of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydrofluorene. In doing so, this project is also concerned with the attempted reduction of xanthene and the subsequent oxidation of its reduction product. (Part Two).
Schiff, Gordon Lee, "Attempted Oxidation of Benzaldehyde with Sodium Bismuthate (Part One). Reduction of Xanthene by Lithium in Methylamine (Part Two)" (1968). Honors Theses. 2181.