Mechanism of the Reaction of Bromine and Polyhydric Phenols to Form Brominated Methane Compounds: Bromination of Dimedone.
Final rept. Mar 76-Nov 77,
ARMY MEDICAL BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD
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This research project was established to investigate the mechanisms by which aqueous bromine solutions react with polyhdric phenols to form brominated methane compounds. An analytical procedure was successfully established, based on procedures developed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to determine the methane compounds. In spite of the increasing work load from other projects, a few significant preliminary experiments were performed before this project had to be terminated. This report is a summary of the significant literature accumulated for the research protocol, the detailed methodology employed in conducting the bromination test and gas chromatographic analyses, and the results of reactions between bromine and dimedone and between dibromodimedone and water.
- Organic Chemistry