Masters Theses

Abstract

"The reaction between m-nitrobenzyl bromide and sodium hydroxide in homogeneous aqueous dioxane and aqueous tetrahydrofuran media was studied.


The product of the reaction was identified by infrared, gas chromatography and chemical tests as m-nitrobenzyl alcohol.
The kinetics of the reaction are second order with practically no variation in the rate constants as the % of the organic solvent was changed in the medium. This seems to imply hydrolysis of the organic halide by a process involving both bond-breaking and bond-formation in the transition state.
The activation energy, measured in 50% aqueous dioxane, between 20⁰ and 69.5⁰C at 5 different temperatures, is 15,500 cal/mole"--Abstract, page i.

Advisor(s)

Hanna, Samir B.

Committee Member(s)

Conrad, Frank H., 1902-1983
Russell, Robert R.
Wulfman, David S., 1934-2013

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

v, 53 pages, 2 figures

Rights

© 1966 Ramesh Nagindas Sheth, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chemical kinetics
Organic solvents

Thesis Number

T 1843

Print OCLC #

5972979

Electronic OCLC #

896731138

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