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Title: Stereoselective synthesis through the activation of small rings
Author: Cummins, Jaime
ISNI:       0000 0001 3400 1982
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis describes the use of both, a carbanion Payne-type rearrangement and η4-dienyl and η5-pentadienyl iron tricarbonyl complexes in organic chemistry. A carbanion Payne-type rearrangement has been developed and its reactivity investigated, with the subsequent trapping of a series of aldehydes or imines. The results are disappointing with no desired tetrahydrofuran-, tetrahydropyran- or pyrrolidine-containing molecules synthesised, although reasons for this are discussed. A novel 1,3-dipole containing a η5-iron tricarbonyl pentadienyl complex was synthesised on opening of a cyclopropane, subsequently trapping with a series of aldehyde and imines to efficiently form tetrahydrofuran and pyrrolidine ring structures, respectively.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Prosidion Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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