Date of Award
Masters of Science
Robert W. Schaefer
Ozone has been observed to complex with aromatic compounds at low temperatures. The ability of an aromatic system to complex with ozone appears to be due to the inductive effect of the substituent on the pi system. The experimental work was done in the solid phase at temperatures of -175° C to -186° C. Under these conditions all the substituted aromatics with electron withdrawing groups did not complex including benzene. The complexes are highly colored. To insure the reversibility of the pi complex, infrared spectra were taken of some of the aromatic species before and after complexing.
Eaton, David C., "Ozone Complexes with Substituted Aromatic Compounds" (1976). Honors Theses. 2208.