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dc.contributor.advisorChipman, Daniel M.
dc.contributor.authorPrebenda, Michael
dc.description44 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere has been considerable biological interest through the last few years in the chemical nature of semiquinones. Semiquinones are alicyclic compounds with conjugated bond systems provided by two double bonds in a six membered ring and two carbon-oxygen double bonds. Their uniqueness comes in part from their ability to function as electron acceptors and to form charge transfer complexes. This study was undertaken, attempting to search for chemical trends in the parent compounds of these structures. As well as these hydrogen species, a study of the effect of fluorination upon these compounds Is expedient owing to the interesting influence fluorine atoms have upon transient species. Much experimental evidence on these semiquinones and their fluorine derivatives has been accumulated and this project Intends to compare theoretical values with those of experiment. Finally some conclusions will be drawn to compare with the evidence given by others.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipRadiation Laboratory. University of Notre Dame. South Bend, Indiana.
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Chemistry Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Chemistry.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleAb Initio Calculation of Some Parent Quinone Structuresen_US

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