Campus Access Only

All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of University of the Pacific. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Howard K. Zimmerman

First Committee Member

W. Hugh Wadman

Second Committee Member

Milton E. Fuller


Upon looking at the results of calculation of the rate constants given in Table 2, there are revealed some general trends as to the influence of the substituent groups on the values of the rate constants. If the rate constants of the reaction are considered at a fixed temperature, the rates of reaction in Group I decrease as the substituent is gradually changed from methyl to isopropyl. As soon as the substituent is changed from alkyl to an ether type,the rate of cleavage increases nearer to that of the parent compound again. The rate of cleavage of the nitrogen-boron bond for the third group increases very drastically, indicating that the halogen weakens the bond.



Included in

Chemistry Commons



Rights Statement

Rights Statement

No Known Copyright. URI:
The organization that has made the Item available reasonably believes that the Item is not restricted by copyright or related rights, but a conclusive determination could not be made. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.