Accession Number : AD0705099

Title :   THE PHOTO-INDUCED REACTION OF BROMINE WITH PHENYLCYCLOPROPANE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nierman,William Charles

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Prior studies on the mechanism of the cleavage of cyclopropane and substituted cyclopropane compounds are reviewed and discussed. The rate law for the photolytic reaction of bromine with phenylcyclopropane in concentrations of about 0.02 molar in carbon tetrachloride was determined to be first order in phenylcyclopropane, and half order in bromine and in light intensity. The photo-induced reaction of bromine with a fifteen molar solution of phenylcyclopropane gave 1,1,2,3-tetrabromo-1-phenylpropane as the major product. When this reaction was run using a 1.5 molar solution of bromine and phenylcyclopropane in carbon tetrachloride the product was a mixture of 1,3-dibromo-1-phenylpropane and 1,2-dibromo-1-phenylpropane with the 1,2 isomer predominating. The mechanism of this reaction is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYCLOPROPANES, *BROMINATION), PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, REACTION KINETICS, BROMINE COMPOUNDS, THESES

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE