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Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Committee Member

Emerson G. Cobb

Second Committee Member

J. H. Jonte

Third Committee Member

Arthur T. Bawden

Fourth Committee Member

Don C. DeVault


The object of this research was to prepare substituted derivatives of various chalcones having the nitro group substituted in the 31-position, the idea being to help complete the series of chalcones having the nitro group in that position. This was to be done by condensing various substituted benzaldehydes with m-nitroacetophenone, using dry hydrogen chloride as a condensing agent. The properties of the resulting chalcones were then to be determined by observing color reactions, spectra, and other general physical properties.



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