Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
George W. Kabalka
Sodium perborate is an inexpensive, stable and easy to handle reagentIn the course of a study focused on halogenation reactions, we developed a new bromination procedure using NaBr/NaBO3 in HOAC. It provides a highly efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly method for brominating organic molecules.
In a study of allylboration reactions, we found that β-ketoacids can be easily allylboronated by β-diisopropoxyborane to yield tertiary β-hydroxyacids in good yields.
Yang, Kaihong, "Halogenations using sodium halides with sodium perborate in acetic acid and allylboration of β-ketoacids. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2000.