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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Donald K. Wedegaertner

First Committee Member

Charles A. Matuszak

Second Committee Member

Emerson G. Cobb


This research involves the investigation of possible useful synthetic methods leading to tetraaryldiazoethanes of the type PhPhIPhIICC(N2)PHIII or their precursors. The synthesis of these compounds is of importance since the carbenoid and carbonium ion decomposition of these compounds to tetraaryldiazoethanes would give formation about the nature of these intermediates.





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