Masters Theses

Abstract

"The rate of decarboxylation of malonic acid in aqueous solutions was studied over a range of concentrations, pH's, and temperatures. The catalytic effect of various divalent metallic ions was also studied at a pH of 0.3. these studies did not support a truly unimolecular decomposition as the experimental order was found to be slightly greater than one. An empirical relation for the rate of decarboxylation was formulated in which the undissociated malonic acid and the monovalent malonate ion were the reactive species.

A possible mechanism of decarboxylation due to solvent activation was postulated. No pronounced catalytic effect due to the divalent metal ions was observed"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Johnson, James W., 1930-2002

Committee Member(s)

James, William Joseph
Hanna, Samir B.
Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri at Rolla. Department of Chemistry

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

viii, 96 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-94)

Rights

© 1966 Ramesh Natwarlal Gujarathi, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Malonic acid
Decarboxylation
Solution (Chemistry)

Thesis Number

T 1859

Print OCLC #

5973295

Electronic OCLC #

895199711

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