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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)



First Advisor

Emerson G. Cobb

First Committee Member

WH Wadman

Second Committee Member

O. Bertrand Ramsey

Third Committee Member

Howard K. Zimmerman

Fourth Committee Member

Floyd D. Heltan

Fifth Committee Member

Herschul Juyl


Three chapters of this dissertation, therefore,are devoted to describing the synthesis of 1,3,5,7-s-hydrinda-centetrone using the three starting materials, pyromellitic dianhydride by means of the four above described reactions.

1,3,5,7-s-Hydrindacentetrone, itself, and its properties are described in Chapter three when first prepared.

An entire chapter is devoted to the preparation of the dinitroso and dinitro derivatives; both because of the complexity of their reactions and because of their relative importance.

An additional chapter is devoted to other miscellaneous derivatives.

Conclusions have been drawn as to the appropriateness of each method of synthesis and are presented at the end of their respective chapters. In addition, a summary of all results is presented at the end of this paper.



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