Date of Award

Spring 1961

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Greiff, Donald


When there is available a biologically active molecule which lends itself to systematic chemical modifications and when there is available, furthermore, a biological test system one feels compelled to carry out an investigation as is submitted in the following pages. The present day rational approach to the design of biologically active molecules is the stepwise alteration of an active parent compound with a view to ferreting out the physicechemical mechanisms which are operative. Drug design, still in an inductive stage leans heavily for its advancements upon this approach in the absence of a unified basis for drug design.