Aromatic systems containing the perinaphthene nucleus
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This thesis compirses three parts, Parts A, B and C. Each part is divided into a number of principal sections prefixed by Roman numerals, and these sections are further divided into sub-sections prefixed by Arabic numerals. Each sub-section is uniquely indicated by a combination consisting of a capital letter, a Roman and Arabic numeral, e.g., (A, IV, 1) – Perinaphthene System: Nomenclature. Part A commences with a brief analytical survey based on the chemical literature of the various aromatic carbocyclic systems and this is developed logically into a consideration of the perinaphthene system. A detailed review of the latter and its simple derivatives follow, with particular emphasis on the theoretical aspects of this system. Part B is an account of the results achieved by the author in the course of investigations centred on aromatic compounds containing the perinaphthene nucleus. The synthesis and properties of indene [2,1-a] perinaphthene are described, in addition to preliminary experiments with a view to preparing cyclopenta[a]-perinaphthene. The outcome of the investigation is fully examined from the theoretical standpoint. Part C is entirely devoted to experimental details, and is the complement to Part B. Ten plates, mainly of absorption spectra are to be found at the end of the thesis.
Thesis, PhD Doctor of Philosophy
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