Date of Award

Spring 1948

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Koch, John R.


One finds very little information in the literature concerning the chemical and physical properties of organic fluoride compounds. Much has been written about organic compounds, but very little upon fluorine compounds. It is only recently that the two have been related and attempts made to produce organic fluorides. Some accomplishments have been made in the aliphatic series, such as the syntheses of Freon CC12F2, and Teflon (a polymer of tetrafluoroethylene), while few accomplishments have been made in the aromatic series. It is the purpose of this thesis to indicate in brief some of the various methods of producing organic fluorides and to give recommendations for experimental procedures in the synthesis of several simple aromatic fluorides. Particular attention is given to the aromatic fluorides, especially as regards their preparation and their physical constants.