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Thermal decomposition of (presumed) bismethylene diazene


Hawke, David H. (1977) Thermal decomposition of (presumed) bismethylene diazene. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


Thermal high temperature and base induced low temperature de-composition of 1-sulfonamido-2, 3-dimethylaziridines (2, 3) and low temperature oxidation of 1-amino-2,3-dimethylaziridines (4) gives 2-butenes as the major hydrocarbon products (70-99%). The stereo-chemistry of the products is consistent with a stepwise pathway for decomposition of the presumed intermediate bismethylene diazenes (1).

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Dervan, Peter B.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:25 August 1976
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Caltech Earle C. Anthony Fellowship (1974-1975)UNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:11242009-081150564
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ID Code:5399
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 18:24
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:19

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