The kinetics of the substitution of mesitylene and 1,3-dimethyl-5-tertiary butyl benzene with nitric acid, iodine monochloride and iodine
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
While the hyperconjugative effect has been established in benzene ring substitution (1), the conditions under which it occurs have not been fully investigated. In the present work a series of rate measurements were made dilatometrically on the reactions of the two compounds mesitylene and 1,3 dimethyl 5 tertiary butylbenzene with the substituting reagents nitric acid, bromine, iodine monochloride and iodine.