TitleAllene cycloisomerization, epoxidation, and applications in total synthesis
NameCusick, Joseph Ryan (author), Williams, Lawrence J (chair), Knapp, Spencer (internal member), Hultzsch, Kai (internal member), Supplee, Carolyn (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectChemistry and Chemical Biology,
DescriptionDisclosed are studies on the structure and reactivity of allenes and spirodiepoxides (SDEs) and their application to synthesis. A novel ruthenium promoted cycloisomerization of γ-enallenes to cyclopentenes was discovered. The effects of solvent, oxidant, and substrate structure on the stereoselectivity of SDE formation from 1,3-disubstituted and trisubstituted allenes were evaluated. A computational model was advanced for the rationalization of observed selectivity in such formations. The known acid instability of SDEs was exploited to effect a designed rearrangement of β-silyl SDE to an α-hydroxy enone. Silyl-substituted SDEs were utilized to give carbinol substituted heterocycles with excellent ee, α-hydroxy enones, as well as α,β-dihydroxy olefins. A silyl-SDE approach was used to accomplish a short and efficient total synthesis of the natural product, epi-citreodiol. A de novo synthesis of the anticancer natural product jaspine B was also achieved using a SDE-based approach.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Joseph Ryan Cusick
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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