Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Professor J. Warkentin
2-Methoxy-2,5,5-trimethyl-Δ³-1,3,4-oxadiazoline was synthesized and decomposed neat, in the presence of carbon tetrachloride and in the presence of deuterated benzene. Because of the production of propene when C₆D₆ was the solvent and chlorinated products when CCl₄ was the solvent, a carbene mechanism is proposed. The evidence in support of this mechanism is strengthened by the trapping of the carbene intermediates with 1,1-diphenylethylene and the reaction of independently generated dimethylcarbene with CCl₄.
Bekhazi, Michel, "Thermal decomposition of a Δ³-oxadiazoline" (1979). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 302.