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dc.contributor.advisorCadogan, J. I. G. (John Ivan George)
dc.contributor.authorHall, Julia Kathleen Aylmer
dc.coverage.spatial146 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe reaction of a series of 2,6-dimethylaryl halides with strong base has been investigated. Debromination to give polymethylbenzenes has been found to occur in all the systems studied and varying amounts of higher-boiling products, mainly polymethyl-bibenzyls, have also been obtained. Various mechanisms for these new reactions are discussed and the participation of an unusual triplet carbene intermediate is suggested. The related thermal decomposition of sodium o-halophenates has also been investigated. The participation of a similar carbene intermediate in this reaction appears to be unlikely. Possible mechanisms for the formation of diphenylmethanes obtained in the decomposition of sodium pentachlorophenate in methylbenzenes, are discussed.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subject.lcshAromatic compounds.en
dc.titleReactive intermediates in the reactions of aryl halides with basesen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorScience Research Council (Great Britain)en_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US

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