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Authors

Harry F. Lewis

Document Type

Research

Abstract

At the last meeting of the Iowa Academy, a report was made on the mechanism of the Wurtz reaction using butyl and isobutyl bromides. The preparation of octane in this manner is costly and an attempt has been made to replace the bromide by the chloride. This report covers such experiments. Either in the presence or absence of ether as a solvent, the reaction is difficult to control. Yields of octane up to 20% based on the butyl chloride have been obtained. An extremely inflammable by-product is produced and it is difficult to complete a preparation without at least one fire. Using octane itself as a solvent, several bad explosions resulted.

Publication Date

1927

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

222

Last Page

222

Copyright

© Copyright 1927 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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