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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Herschel Frye

First Committee Member

W. Hugh Wadman

Second Committee Member

Howard K. Zimmerman


The problem taken for investigation was discovered when a cryostat needed for use in polarography in liquid ammonia (the original problem) was found broken. For experience it was decided to turn to another form of nonaqueous polarography while the parts were on order. Materials remaining from a previous diamine investigation by Foss (21) were found in the laboratory. After reading the dissertation in which they had been used, it was decided to reproduce some of the results that had been previously obtained. Following preparation of the chemicals and several polarographic runs, a previously unreported wave was persistently observed. Further perusal of the dissertation found no such wave reported and only one other similar wave had been noted by Robert Burrus (12), as was revealed in a thorough search of the literature. It was the study of this new wave that was taken for the problem to be investigated.



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