Macrocyclic polyether sulfides have been prepared by reacting an oligoethylene glycol dichloride with a dithiol in refluxing basic ethanol. The following new compounds were prepared: 1,5-dithia-(19- crown-6), 3-hydroxy-1,5-dithia-(19-crown-6), 1,4-dithia-(21-crown-7), 3-hydroxy-1,5-dithia-(22-crown-7), and 1,4-dithia-(24-crown-8). One other previously reported macrocyclic polyether sulfide was also prepared. The thesis includes a review of macrocyclic sulfides and other related compounds, the thermodynamics of interaction of several macrocyclic polyether sulfides with Ag^+, Hg^2+, and Pb^2+ ions, and a discussion of the structure of these materials.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reeder, Robert Askew, "Macrocyclic polyether sulfide syntheses :|bthe preparation of thia-crown-6, 7, and 8 compounds" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 8336.
Ethers, Cyclic compounds