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Title: Synthesis of novel amino acids as glutamate receptor antagonists and nitric oxide synthase inhibitors
Author: Philps, Oliver James.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3489 5808
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1999
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A number of amino acids containing terminal five- and six-membered heterocyclic substituents have been synthesised using a strategy in which a 6-oxopipecolate system is 'ring switched'. Functionalisation of the protected (2S)-6-oxopipecolate at C-5 with methyl formate, or with allyl bromide followed by ozonolysis, have provided the important 5-formyl-6-oxopipecolate and its' homologue as intermediates. Reaction of these intermediates with hydrazine gave a successful 'ring switching' reaction, yielding a pyrazolone and a pyridazin-6-one, which were deprotected to give the free amino acids. Alkylation of the homodehydro-6-oxopipecolate system at C-4 by Michael addition with allyl cuprate, followed by ozonolysis, provided the important 4-formyl-6- oxopipecolate intermediate. Reaction with hydrazine gave a successful 'ring switching' reaction yielding a pyridazin-6-one, which was deprotected to the free amino acid. Attempts to apply the 'ring switching' reaction to morpholinones, thiazanes, azepanes, thiazepines and were unsuccessful. The amino acids synthesised are currently being examined in a high throughput screen at Glaxo-Wellcome
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Ring switching