Burns, Michael John (2010) Towards the total synthesis of Phacelocarpus-2-pyrone A: Novel 2-pyrone chemistry. PhD thesis, University of York.
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This thesis describes the progress made towards the synthesis of the natural product phacelocarpus-2-pyrone A and the development of novel synthetic methodology for the synthesis of functionalised 2-pyrones. Initial studies focused on the synthesis of the natural product and the applications of Pd-catalysed cross-coupling reactions using the interesting palladium catalyst, CatCat.
Key findings in the studies towards the natural product include: i) the synthesis of two 6-alkyl-4-hydroxy-2-pyrone intermediates suitable for providing a synthetic platform for future work; ii) the first synthesis of a 2-pyrone bound vinyl ether; iii) the synthesis of a 19 membered macrocycle containing 2-pyrone and 1,4-en-yne functionality.
In addition, the first Pd-catalysed intramolecular C-H arylation of a 2-pyrone has been developed and applied to a number of substrates.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Department:||The University of York > Chemistry (York)|
|Deposited By:||Mr Michael John Burns|
|Deposited On:||19 Oct 2010 16:32|
|Last Modified:||12 Oct 2012 01:45|
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