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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. doi:10.7907/2F5K-AV65.


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:21 Dec 2019 03:53

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