Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Don C. Iffland
Dr. Lillian Meyer
Dr. Robert Harmon
Masters Thesis-Open Access
It has been demonstrated that lead tetraacetate will oxidize ketohydrazones to azoacetates in good yields (11).
R2C=N-NH-R + Pb(OAc)4 ------> R2C(OAc)-N=N-R + Pb(OAc)2 + HOAc
Since ketosemicarbazones are structurally equivalent to ketohydrazones, it was thought that the reaction of ketosemicarbazones with lead tetraacetate would proceed in a similar manner. Originally the object of this research was to prepare a series of new azo compounds related to semicarbazones by lead tetraacetate oxidation.
Davies, Thomas M., "The Reaction of Ketosemicarbazones with Lead Tetraacetate" (1964). Masters Theses. 4390.