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Title: Towards the synthesis of RP66453
Author: Nanson, Lana
ISNI:       0000 0004 2695 4291
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis details synthetic studies towards the total synthesis of RP 66453, a natural product isolated from a strain of Actinomycetes bacteria which is shown to bind to the neurotensin antagonist of guinea pigs. RP 66453 provides an attractive target as its bis-macrocyclic core contains a biaryl axis that displays atropisomerism. The natural atropisomer of RP 66453 is less stable than its diastereoatropisomer. To date there have been no reported syntheses of the natural product, and just one reported synthesis of the unnatural atropisomer. This thesis describes a new approach towards the synthesis of this challenging natural product. Model studies are described towards the formation of the biaryl macrocyclic ring via a radical induced transannular ring contraction of a halogenated benzyl aryl ether. Also described are model studies towards the formation of the biaryl linkage via phenanthrene formation, accessed in turn from a radical induced transannular ring contraction of a halogenated stilbene. Unfortunately, though short synthetic routes to these macrocyclic precursors were established, we were unable to realize either of the key steps. Synthesis of the second macrocycle (ether ring) was achieved via an SNAr ring closure. Coupling of this fragment to an advanced tetrapeptide intermediate was achieved. Further macrocyclisation is needed to advance this material to the natural product.
Supervisor: Harrowven, David Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QD Chemistry