Date of Award

Spring 1950

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Koch, John R.

Second Advisor

Surak, John G.

Third Advisor

Wocasek, Joseph J.


It is the purpose of this thesis to determine the feasibility of using hydrogenation as a means of measuring unsaturation in organic compounds, and to test the value of the particular apparatus used. A number of unsaturated compounds will be hydrogenated by the prescribed method, and the percentage of hydrogenation can be calculated for each compound. The greater majority of the tests will be run on branched chain compounds containing one double bond. Various solvents will be employed to dissolve the compounds tested in order to find the solvent which gives the best results.



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