Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-23-2021

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Daniel Mattern

Second Advisor

Nathan Hammer

Third Advisor

Safo Aboaku

Relational Format



Dr. Huang is a chemical engineering professor at the University of Alabama. He is interested in using alpha-Halogenated glyoximes to better understand impurity incorporation of organic additives. Various alpha-Halogenated glyoximes are being synthesized for his study. In this project, bromodimethylglyoxime is being synthesized. This is a two-step reaction. The first reaction converts diacetlymonoxime to bromodimethylglyoxalmonoxime through bromination. The product is then reacted with hydroxylammonium chloride to form bromodimethylglyoxime. Ultimately, there has been success in forming bromodimethylglyoxalmonoxime. For this reaction, solvent ratios of methanol must be proportional to literature values. However, there have been difficulties in converting bromomonoxime to bromodimethylglyoxime. There are issues separating the organic and inorganic components. There is a mass fraction collected from the reaction that contains a mixture including hexane and potentially a ketone oxime intermediate. The next course of action is to purify and identify the intermediate.

Included in

Chemistry Commons



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