A long term research program into the chemistry of quinoxalines has been instituted at Brigham Young University with the aim of preparing the vinylquinoxalines so that their 1,4-addition reactions might be studied. The literature of quinoxaline chemistry has been thoroughly reviewed and assembled. Methods of preparing 2-methyl- and 2,3-dimethylquinoxaline have been studied and improved but all attempts to prepare the vinylquinoxalines have been unsuccessful. In the course of these attempts several compounds of unknown structure were prepared. The purpose of this investigation is to study the spectra of various known quinoxaline derivatives and to attempt to identify the unknowns by an analysis of their spectra.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Huillet, Fred Dale, "Ultraviolet absorption spectra of quinoxaline and some of its derivatives" (1953). Theses and Dissertations. 8237.