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Title: Photochemical synthesis and electrocyclic ring opening of cyclobutene-fused bicyclic systems
Author: Robertson-Ralph, Michael J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5915 299X
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis has two main themes both with synthetic organic photochemistry at the centre of their research aims. The first deals with the synthesis of [2.0.n] cyclobutenes via the photo [2+2] cycloaddition of propargyl alcohol with an appropriate unsaturated anhydride followed by their thermal electrocyc1ic ring opening. According to molecular orbital theory this must occur via a conrotatory operation. However, this would lead to cis,trans dienes but only cis,cis dienes have, to date, been observed.
Supervisor: Booker-Milbum, Kevin I. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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