Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

John R. Koch

Second Advisor

Virgil Roach

Third Advisor

Herman Karl


Since the advent of the Manhattan Project, more attention is being focused on fluorine compounds. Most of the inorganic fluorides are well known and are being used daily in industry. However, the realm of organic fluorides has not been investi­gated much up until recently, mainly because of the lack of safe and efficient fluorination reactions. Only within the last twenty-five years have reliable, indirect methods of fluorination been developed.

The purpose of this thesis is to give an outline of the most important fluorination processes, speaking of laboratory scale operations. The author illustrates the synthesis of an· aromatic fluoride by one of these methods, namely, the Balz­-Schiemann reaction. Several aromatic compounds are prepared by the use of a new reagent, fluosulfonic acid.


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

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