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Title: Generating complexity by reductive electron transfer : asymmetric studies and cyclisation cascades
Author: Lyons, Sarah
ISNI:       0000 0004 5353 3652
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2015
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Reductive electron transfer has been successfully utilized to facilitate the first enantioselective desymmetrisation of malonate derivatives. Selective monoreduction of cyclic 1,3-diesters through the combined use of SmI2-Et3N and chiral non-racemic diols has granted rapid access to enantioenriched β-hydroxy acids containing challenging quaternary centres – an abundant motif in many drug molecules. Unique radical anions generated from the single electron reduction of cyclic 1,3-diesters have been exploited in cyclisation cascades. Capture of acyl-type radical anions by both alkene and alkyne acceptors have permitted the construction of complex bicyclic architectures in a single synthetic operation. The reductive cyclisation cascade of lactones has also been demonstrated, using SmI2-H2O to achieve a challenging domino 5-exo-trig/6-exo-trig cyclisation event. This process generates highly decorated carbo[5.4.0]bicyclic scaffolds with complete diastereocontrol.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline ; EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: samarium diiodide ; asymmetric desymmetrisation ; radical chemistry ; single electron transfer ; organic synthesis