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Title: Rhodium catalysed hydroacylation reactions in the synthesis of heterocycles
Author: Ylioja, Paul M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 8176
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2011
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Rhodium-catalysed hydroacylation provides a highly atom economic synthesis of ketone products from the combination of aldehydes and multiple bond systems by C-H bond activation. This work evaluates the combination of intermolecular hydroacylation for the synthesis of classical heterocycle precursors and their dehydrative cyclisation to give rise to a range of substituted heterocyclic compounds. Chapter 1 outlines recent developments in the chemistry of hydroacylation. Particular attention is paid to the various chelation strategies employed in intermolecular hydroacylation. Chapter 2 discusses some relevant and recent developments in the field of pyridine and pyrrole synthesis. Having established that β-sulphur chelation controlled hydroacylation can be used to synthesise pyridines in Chapter 3; attention was turned to hydroacylation of propargyl amines in Chapter 4. The methodology was expanded to provide a synthesis of γ-amino enones. The hydroacylation reaction and cyclisation is combined in a procedure that utilises thermal Boc-deprotection and cyclisation to give a range of highly-substituted pyrroles. The regioselectivity of the hydroacylation of propargyl amines is investigated in Chapter 5 by application of statistical Design of Experiments methodology. Optimised conditions were identified with minor improvements in the selectivity of the reaction.
Supervisor: Willis, Michael; Howsham, Catherine Sponsor: EPSRC ; Novartis
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Organic chemistry ; Organic synthesis ; Catalysis ; Heterocyclic chemistry ; Organometallic Chemistry ; Synthetic organic chemistry ; rhodium ; pyrroles ; hydroacylation ; enones ; propargylamines ; propargyl