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The action of hydrogen peroxide on phenolic polyalkyl ethers.

Davidge, Harold. (1957) The action of hydrogen peroxide on phenolic polyalkyl ethers. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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(Kenyon and Mason (J. Chem. Soc. , 1952, 4684), attempting to prepare the sulphone from p-tolyl trimethoxydiphenylmethyl sulphide by oxidation with paracotic acid, obtained instead the unexpected 2:6-dimethoxy-l: 4-benzoquinone. This apparently anomalous reaction stimulated this research into the behaviour of other aromatic compounds when acted upon by peracetic acid : a number of compounds, the majority being phenolic ethers, have been studied in this respect. In some cases, no reaction was observed; in others, the compound underwent ring-cleavage and produced a complex mixture of aliphatic residues; in many cases, however, the aromatic ring survived in the quinonoid form, e. g., [chemical formula]. The likely reaction mechanisms involved in this type of oxidation are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
Davidge, Harold.
Date : 1957
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Additional Information : Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 1957.
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Date Deposited : 22 Jun 2018 13:57
Last Modified : 06 Nov 2018 16:53

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