Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Robert E. Harmon

Second Advisor

Dr. Donald C. Berndt

Third Advisor

Dr. Ralph Steinhaus

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


A series of "chalcone" amides have been prepared. These amides are unique in the position of the substituted hydroxy and methoxy functional groups. Early approaches to the synthesis of the amides proved difficult when preparing intermediates from the phenolic substituents. These phenols were then protected to lead to easier formation of the intermediates, and then deprotected to yield the corresponding chalcone amides. The approaches to the preparation of these compounds is presented, along with the physical data used to characterize the chalcone amides.

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