Author

Chiang

Date of Award

9-1961

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Dr. Don C. Iffland

Second Advisor

Lellian H. Meyer

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Introduction

The configuration of biphenyl has been the subject of much investigation and many recent reviews (1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21, 22). Of particular interest has been the configuration of 2,2' -bridged biphenyl derivatives. The preparation of an optically active 2,2' -three-carbon-atom-bridged biphenyl having an ultraviolet absorption maximum at 250 mμ, has been recently described (14). Although the compound was easily racemized, this property requires that a non-planar configuration be assigned to this biphenyl (I). Furthermore, this ultraviolet spectra indicates that inter-ring conjugation must exist in the non-planar configuration.

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