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Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Emerson G. Cobb


Interest in the chemical constitution of montan wax began with the work of Von Boyen, who in 1901 showed montanic acid to be a constituent of the wax. In the years that followed the literature has been rich with respect to investigations of montan wax. Most of the literature concerns itself with the technology of the wax, its uses, methods of refining and purification. Much has also been written on its chemical make-up.

It was the purpose of this research to explore the possibility of forming urea adducts of the normal components of montan wax, and to investigate the properties of the adducts and the waxes regenerated from the decomposed adducts.



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