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Title: Studies towards the total synthesis of (-)-α-Kainic acid
Author: Lai, Jason
ISNI:       0000 0004 2723 1677
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2012
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For images please see Abstract in pdf trans-4-Hydroxy-L-proline (2.2) was converted to a key oxazolidinone precursor (2.1) by an improved Greenwood's procedure.47,48 The diastereofacial selective property of (2.1) led to a stereo-controlled 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition and gave a single tricyclic diastereomer (2.20). The N-O bond of the resulting isoxazoline (2.20) was cleaved by a reductive ring-opening, followed by an elimination to give enone (2.26). The enone (2.26) was converted to a b-silanol (2.33) by a nucleophillic addition with LiCH2Si(CH3)3 and then an acetylation to (2.27) was attempted. Addition of Gilman reagent to the enone (2.26) resulting a diastereoselective 1,4-nucleophillic addition and afforded the C-2,C-3 trans, C-3,C-4 cis sterically favoued bicyclic pyrrolidine (2.38) as the only diastereomer. All that remains for the synthesis of kainic acid (1.1) are olefination, ring-opening of carbamate, oxidation and deprotection.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD0241 Organic chemistry