Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

John R. Koch


Early in 1947, while investigating the potentialities of various compounds for use as liquid dielectric materials, A method was found for the preparation of unsymmetrical ditolyl ethane by a condensation method using sulfuric acid. This material was thought to have excellent dielectric characteristics so it was prepared and tested. The tests were favorable enough, to warrant further investigation into the field of the unsymmetrical ethanes. Being aware of the physical properties required for a good liquid dielectric; it was proposed to prepare a few of the related compounds for which no data was known to exist and to select those which would be suitable for further experimentation. Much difficulty was encountered in the actual preparation of these compounds but by utilizing several different methods, the major portion of the proposed compounds were prepared.


A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts Mar4uette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

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