The methylation of the dimethyl glutaconic esters
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
Up till recent times the glutaconic acids have presented a considerable problem in Organic Chemistry. One of the chief difficulties lay in the fact that those glutaconic acids possessing a hydrogen atom with potential three carbon mobility differed widely in their properties from those in which this type of hydrogen atom is absent, and also from those in which its movement is prevented by the saturation of the double bonds.