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dc.contributor.advisorShapiro, Bernard L.
dc.creatorLin, Hung-leo
dc.description.abstractThe subject matter of this dissertation is an NMR study of α-haloacetones. In order to probe into the related structural questions of rotational isomerism, configurational equilibria, conformational analysis, etc., proton and fluorine chemical shifts and long-range H-F coupling constants were used. The fluorinaced acetones 1,1,1-trifluoroacetone, 1,1,1-trifluoro-3-chloroacetone, 1,1,1-trifluoro-3-bromoacetone, 1,1,1,3-tetrafluoroacetone, 1,1,1-trifluoro-3.3-dibromoacetone, 1-fluoro-3-chloroacetone, 1-fluoro-1-chloroacetone, 3-fluorobutan-2-one and α, α, α-trifluoroacetophenone were prepared and carefully purified. For NMR study, solutions of the above fluoroketones in different solvents were vacuum degassed and sealed. The chemical shifts and coupling constants were taken from the spectra obtained on Varian A-60, HA-60 and HA-100 spectrometers. Variable temperature studies were carried out in some representative solvents such as carbon tetrachloride and acetonitrile. The mole fractions of rotational isomers of CF₃COCH ₂X (X=Br, Cl, F) and CF₃COCHBR ₂ were estimated from variable temperature studies. The diamagnetic effect and π-complex formation in benzene solution and in the neat liquids are also discussed. From a study of the solvent dependence of the long-range H-F coupling in fluoroacetones, useful conclusions about the coupling signs and stereochemical dependences were drawn. The sign of the long-range H-F coupling was found to be positive in less halo-substituted acetones but it changes to negative for pentafluoroacetone. The through-bond and through-space coupling mechanisms were compared and discussed..en
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dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subject.classification1970 Dissertation L735
dc.titleNMR studies and rotational isomerism in fluoroacetonesen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGoldstein, Irving S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Brien, Daniel
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dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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