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Title: Studies related to the total synthesis of tetracycline
Author: Marshall, John Percy
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 1972
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The first section of this thesis briefly describes the chemistry of tetracycline (A) and related compounds. A short account of the published syntheses of tetracyclines is included. This is followed by a summary of the progress made in these laboratories towards the synthesis or tetracycline. Attention is Focused on the work relevant to the author's contribution. The second section contains a discussion of the author's work directed towards the synthesis of tetracycline. It is- divided into three parts. Part I describes the synthesis of the tetracyclic intermediate (B). Part II relates to the synthesis of a different tetracyclic intermediate (C) and contains a subsection dealing with experiments conducted on the photochemical step of this synthesis. The last part is concerned with experiments directed towards the oxidation of phenols to o-hydroxycyclohexadienones, e.g. (D) to (E). The emphasis is on reactions which could be directly applied to the 12a-hydroxylation of (C) and thus be useful in the synthesis of tetracycline.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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