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Title: On the synthesis of furans and furan fatty acids
Author: Smith, Andrew W. T.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2733 9709
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis describes the use of silver nitrate and iodine to promote 5-endo-dig cyclisations in the synthesis of furans. The oxidation of furylethanols will be discussed as will methods to synthesise furylacetic acids. The total synthesis of a natural product, Plakorsin B will be described along with the total synthesis of the furan fatty acids F5 and F6 as well as giving an overview of their proposed role in Nature. Finally, a new methodology for methylation of halogenated heterocycles will be discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QD Chemistry