Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

Hermann L. Karl

Second Advisor

Virgil Roach


Very little work has been done with vanillic acid and its derivatives since the time when the acid was first synthesized. There are usually good reasons why compounds showing such important properties as food preservatives have lain idle for over seventy-five years. It is of great. interest to know the reasons behind this idleness and also to attempt to prepare some of the derivatives heretofore unreported.

This is the purpose for which this thesis has been written; that a little more knowledge will be contributed to a relatively virgin field. Submitted are the preparation of vanillic acid and some of its inorganic derivatives together with proposed uses of the derivatives. The uses will subsequently be tested and reported.


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

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