Helmkamp, George Kenneth (1953) Stereochemistry of the reaction of D(positive)-2,3-epoxybutane with alcohols. The coordination reaction between silver ion and alkynes. Some relationships of sterols to plant growth. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05082003-105201
PART I. The reaction between D(+)-2,3-epoxybutane and alcohols is accompanied by a Walden inversion. The 3-methoxy-2-butanol prepared in this manner is an erythro-isomer, for meso-2,3-dimethoxybutane can be prepared from it by the Williamson synthesis. PART II. Permanganate oxidation under alkaline conditions has been employed as a method for the quantitative determination of aqueous solutions of 3-hexyne. 3-Hexyne and several homologs (methyl groups in the 1-, 2- and 5-positions) have been synthesized. Argentation constants for these have been evaluated by means of their solubilities in aqueous solutions of silver ion at constant ionic strength. PART III. A survey has been made concerning the effect of various steroidal substances on growth of pea embryos. A strong inhibition was noted in the presence of testosterone. Estrone and saponins tended to enhance early growth.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Chemistry and Chemical Engineering|
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|Defense Date:||1 January 1953|
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|Deposited On:||08 May 2003|
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