"The vapor-phase synthesis of organic compounds represents a new field of study which has attracted the attention of investigators only within recent years. However, wide interest is apparent in this field and several processes of commercial importance have already been developed. Hydrolysis is perhaps the newest of all the types of vapor-phase synthesis; the literature consists of little more than a few patents...The vapor-phase hydrolysis of benzene and toluene, therefore, presented an interesting possibility. These two hydrocarbons are considered very stable toward water in the liquid-phase. The purpose of this investigation was to determine to what extent their stability toward water was altered in the vapor-phase"--Introduction, page 1.
Day, Thomas G.
M.S. in Chemistry
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 46 pages
© 1938 Clemens Raebel Maise, All rights reserved.
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Maise, Clemens Raebel, "The catalytic vapor-phase hydrolysis of benzene and toluene" (1938). Masters Theses. 4760.