Accession Number : AD0163682

Title :   Process for the Deuteration of the Hydroxyl Position of Organic Alcohols.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dorko,Ernest A.

Report Date : 18 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The invention relates to a simplified process for the preparation of organic alcohols in which the hydroxyl position contains a deuterium atom. The process involves adding a quantity of the alkali metal salt of an organic alcohol (i.e., t-butyl alchol) in small portions to a three-fold amount of deuterium oxide. The resulting mixture of deuterated alcohol, potassium deuteroxide and deuterium oxide is distilled. The appropriate alcohol fraction is separated in the distillation process and final traces of water are removed by passage of the fraction through barium oxide.

Descriptors :   (*DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS, *ALCOHOLS), (*PATENTS, DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS), SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE