Date of Award

11-1979

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

Supervisor

Professor J. Warkentin

Abstract

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.

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