Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

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


Chemical Engineering

First Advisor

C. L. Mantell

Second Advisor

James A. Bradley

Third Advisor

Saul I. Kreps


The preparation of 3,4-diamincpyridine from pyridine was investigated, but found to be of little synthetic value because of the low yield obtained on the rearrangement of 4-nitraminopyridine to 3-nitro 4-aminopyridine. In attempt to nitrate nicotinamide-N-oxide resulted in the isolation of nicotinic acid-N-oxide. Attempts to nitrate nicotinic acid-N-oxide were unsuccessful. Attempts to oxidize 3-methylpyridine-N-oxide and 4-nitro-3-methylpyridine were unsuccessful. The nitration of 3-methylpyridine-N-oxide led to the isolation of 2-nitro-5-methylpyridine, which has not previously been reported as a by-product of that reaction.



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