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Acrolein and Certain of its Derivatives


Voelker, Joachim Frank (1926) Acrolein and Certain of its Derivatives. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/XRXX-CE73.


In connection with a theory as to the mechanism of alcoholic fermentation, certain of the unknown trioses were desired in order that their properties might be studied. These compounds which were of particular interest were:
[Formula. See abstract in scanned thesis for details]
Of these the last was selected as offering greatest possibilities. By a rather long syntheses Wohl had prepared the acetal of the desired compound, but mentioned no attempt to hydrolyze the acetal. The object of this study was therefore two-fold, first to repeat the work of Wohl, and second to devise, if possible, a more direct method of preparing this unknown substance. For convenience in the discussion it is purposed to name this compound glycidic aldehyde, by analogy to glycid [Formula. See abstract in scanned thesis for details] and glycidic acid [Formula. See abstract in scanned thesis for details].

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:1 January 1926
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11292004-142602
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ID Code:4680
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Deposited On:29 Nov 2004
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:37

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