Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Robert E. Harmon
Dr. Lindsley J. Foote
Dr. Donald C. Berndt
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this research study was to prepare novel heterocyclic herbicides. The first phase of the project was to synthesize 1-(nitromethyl)-4-phthalazone.
In the second phase 1 - (nitromethyl)-4-phthalazone was treated with 1,3-propane-dithio-di-p-toluene sulfonate in presence of sodium hydride to get the target compound 4-(1'-nitro-l,3-dithiane)phthalazone.
It is believed that this compound might block the electron transport system of aerobic cells1 . So further investigation of this compound may lead to novel herbicides.
Pathadan, Paul Antony, "A Synthetic Approach to Novel Heterocyclic Herbicides" (1988). Masters Theses. 1181.