N-substituted azetidines and other aspects of azetidine chemistry
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
Azetidine has been prepared and its nucleophilicity towards bromoaromatic compounds has been investigated. In this way the synthesis of a number of new N-arylazetidines has been accomplished. The infra red spectra of these azetidines, together with those of a few N-alkylazetidines, prepared from the corresponding 3-aminopropanols, have been compared. Cleavage of the 4-membered ring in N-substituted azetidines, using hydrogen bromide, has been briefly examined.