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Title: Diastereo- and chemoselective oxidative monocyclisations of trienes : application of permanganate mediated oxidative cyclisation to the synthesis of eurylene
Author: Mohammed, Azzam
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2015
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A formal synthesis of eurylene (1.1) has been achieved where both trans- and cis-THF fragments were synthesised using diastereo- and chemoselective oxidative monocyclisations of triene systems. Synthesis of the trans-THF aldehyde fragment 1.50 of eurylene was accomplished starting from nerol, using (+)-trans tritylcyclohexanol (TTC) as a chiral auxiliary to direct the stereosfacial selectivity during the oxidative cyclisation of 1,5,9-triene 1.185 by sodium permanganate. The oxidative cyclisation used the new chiral auxiliary (TTC) as a highly effective chiral controller for the formation of the 2,5-substituted THF diol product with high diastereoselectivity (dr ∼13:1). Synthesis of cis-THF right hand fragment 1.189 was also achieved using permanganate mediated oxidative cyclisation of a 1,5,9-triene 1.60. The diastereoselectivity of the oxidation was controlled by using (2S)-10,2 camphorsultam as a chiral auxiliary. Consequently, seven, out of eight, stereogenic centres of eurylene were established by stereoselective permanganate oxidative cyclisations of 1,5,9-trienes. Towards the completion of the total synthesis of eurylene a chiral sulfoxide strategy was investigated to establish the eighth stereogenic centre and couple the two fragments. In addition a hydroxylsulfone dianion coupling strategy was also investigated. The stereochemical correlation for oxidative cyclisation products from trans-cumylcyclohexanol (TCC) and trans-tritylcyclohexanol (TTC) diene and triene esters was achieved. The oxidative cyclisation products were converted to a common intermediate and analysed by chiral HPLC to confirm absolute configuration. NOESY and NOE NMR studies were applied to some of 2 substituted cyclohexyl dienoates and an oxidative cyclisation product to study their conformation in solution.
Supervisor: Brown, Richard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry