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Title: New methods for the synthesis of aromatic compounds
Author: Tatton, Matthew R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5367 4922
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2014
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Introduction The introduction describes the importance of arylamine compounds to society and provides a brief overview of the methods available for their synthesis. The application of metathesis catalysis to the de novo synthesis of heteroaromatic compounds is also described. Results and discussion The first section describes efforts towards the de novo synthesis of arylamines using a cross metathesis/oxidation protocol to form a 1,5-unsaturated dicarbonyl followed by an amine mediated cyclisation. The scope with respect to the 1,5-unsaturated dicarbonyl and amine is covered as well as the utility of some of the products. The section concludes with a modification of the Bohlmann Rahtz pyridine synthesis to furnish arylamines. The next section describes the applications of our methodology to the synthesis of naphthylamines, specifically using the palladium catalysed α-arylation reaction. A discussion of the α-arylation reaction is included as well as our efforts to explore the scope of the reaction. The third section follows our efforts to apply this methodologyy to the synthesis of five benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids including the first reported synthesis of maclekarpine B and C. The final section concludes with a discussion of our efforts towards the de novo synthesis of furans bearing a benzylic stereocentre.
Supervisor: Donohoe, Timothy J. Sponsor: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Organic synthesis ; Organic chemistry ; Natural products ; Aryl amine ; heterocycle ; natural product ; synthesis ; methodology