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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Herschel Frye

First Committee Member

Emerson G. Cobb

Second Committee Member

Milton E. Fuller

Third Committee Member

Donald K. Wedegaertner

Fourth Committee Member

Charles W. Roscoe


Part of this investigation was undertaken to determine the effects of functional group substitution on the ring - as well as on the -NH2 radical - on the formation of metal complexes with the first transition series in the periodic classification of the elements.

The outline of the investigation in this report is as follows: (1) To mind methods for the preparation of the complexes.; (2) To examine the relative ease of formation, and the relative solubility of such chelates in common laboratory reagents.; (3) To determine the relative stabilities by relative molar conductance measurements.; (4) To discover relative stabilities by infrared and ultraviolet spectral studies.; and (5) To elucidate the structure of the complexes by (a) Elemental analysis examinations, (b) Infrared and ultraviolet spectral studies.



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