Department of Chemistry
Master of Science
The purpose of this investigation was to study the reactions of sodium naphthalenide with various carbonyl and acyl compounds. J. W. Stinnett, Jr. investigated aspects of the reactions of carbonyl compounds and that study was expanded. The major emphasis, however, was to extend the investigation to the reactions of esters. With regard to the reactions of esters, it was thought that sodium naphthalenide might provide a synthetic advantage, as compared to the sodium metal solutions, in the reduction of the acyl compounds to their corresponding acyloins.
Vora, Manhar, "The Reactions of Sodium Naphthalenide with Carbonyl Compounds and Esters" (1972). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1032.