The investigations have shown that in naphthalene compounds
a. An influence is transmitted from one ring to
b. The behaviour of substituted aryl methyl
bromides in the naphthalene series when
substituents are present in the same ring
is markedly similar to that of the corresponding
compounds in the benzene series.
c. Slight differences exist between the two aeries
in the case of nuclear substituted halogen
derivatives but, these are easily explicable
by a theory based on the existence of tautomeric
modifications in the naphthalene series.
d. All the hydrolyses recorded are in accordance
with the suggestion of Olivier, regarding the
rates of hydrolysis of the bromides and
substitution in the naphthalene nucleus.