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Schmidt reaction, Ethylene


The nature of molecular rearrangements, and the effects of different groups on the course of the rear arrangement have been examined in many reactions (17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 35, etc.). The migration aptitudes of different aryl groups in the Schmidt reaction on unsymmetrically substituted di aryl ethylenes were previously studied in this laboratory by Ege (24), It was found that the more a substituent increases the electron density on the ring, the greater is the migration tendency of the substituted phenyl group. In these experiments the substituting groups were: methyl, ethyl, i-propyl, and t-butyl groups. A study of their effects on the Schmidt reaction of unsymmetrically substituted diarylethylenes is of interest because their influences on other systems have given rise to contradictory theories


Includes bibliographical references (leaves 27-29)