Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Chemistry Dept.
Bradford P. Mundy
Wayne L. Smith
Heterocycles are ubiquitous in the natural world, and therefore their chemistry is extremely important to us in our everyday lives. Particularly, heterocycles have important biological properties. For instance, the antibiotic penicillin contains both a nitrogen and a sulfur heterocycle as does the non-nutritive sweetener saccharin. For this project, we intend to look at the reactivity of the heteroatom rather than the alkene, as in the solvolysis studies. Is its reactivity affected by the presence of a remote site of unsaturation? If so how much?
heterocycle, heteroatom, reactivity
Recommended CitationSmith, Joshua Michael, "Electronic and Steric Factors Affecting Reactivity at a Heteroatom" (1995). Honors Theses. Paper 442.
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