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Title: On the synthesis of furan-containing fragrance compounds
Author: King, Ian Stephen Charles
ISNI:       0000 0004 2752 025X
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis describes the use of both silver nitrate, and iodine, to promote 5-endo-dig cyclisations for the formation of furans. The synthesis of kahweofuran and other furan-containing fragrance compounds is described, along with an investigation into the selectivity of the 5-endo-dig cyclisation process. Chapter 2 describes the synthesis of furan-containing analogues of known fragrance compounds using a silver-catalysed cyclisation methodology. The analysis of some of these compounds by an "expert nose" is discussed. Chapter 3 describes the synthesis of kahweofuran, a furan-containing compound reported to be one of the major odour constituents of roasted coffee. Chapter 4 describes an investigation into the cyclisation of triols upon exposure to silver nitrate or iodine when more than one cyclisation pathway is possible.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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