Date of Award

1972

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Charles A. Matuszak

First Committee Member

Donald K. Wedegaertner

Second Committee Member

Herschel G. Frye

Abstract

It has been previously shown that benzenesulfonamide gives thiophenol and diphenyldisulfide upon Birch reduction. The sulfonamide group is easily reduced. Probably the electron deficient sulfur atom in sulfonamide can accommodate an electron easily.

The present study involved the Birch reduction of benzenesulfonamide, N,N-dimethylbenzenesulfonamide, N,N-diisobutylbenzenesulfonamide and 2-mesitylenesulfonamide.

Pages

60

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Chemistry Commons

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