Four aims of a study of cyanide baths were:
1. To study the intermediate products formed during the operation of plating and stripping baths under various conditions.
2. To identify these intermediate products or complexes and to determine whether or not they caused the failure of the bath.
3. To consider the conditions that caused a bath to fail, and to be able thereby to increase the life of the bath.
4. To develop a fast, accurate method for controlling the baths, preferably by means of the cyanide content.
Level of Degree
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
First Committee Member (Chair)
Ernest Lynne Martin
Second Committee Member
Jesse LeRoy Riebsomer
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Carl Wellington Beck
Carlisle, Matthew E.. "A Study of the Intermediary Products Formed During the Life of a Copper Cyanide Plating Bath." (1950). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/chem_etds/56