Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)


Chemical Engineering

First Advisor

Saul I. Kreps

Second Advisor

C. L. Mantell

Third Advisor

George C. Keeffe


Attempted esterification of p-acetaminobenezenesulfonyl chloride with any of the low molecular weight alcohols in aqueous systems always results in the formation of sulfanilic acid. When conducted in a non-aqueous medium, the desired esterification did not occur. A water soluble compound formed, instead, which has not yet been identified.

A study was made of sulfanilic acid esters. Alcoholysis reactions involving the butyl ester and methyl alcohol were successful only when the reaction was conducted under pressure and under anhydrous conditions.



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