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Title: Diasterodivergent synthesis of fused ring systems
Author: Kiss, Emily
ISNI:       0000 0004 6062 2987
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2015
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Introduction: We envisioned using phase transfer catalysis (PTC) to develop asymmetric carba-6p- electrocyclisations. We believed that the configurational lability of 6p systems could be reduced by constraining them within a ring system. Results and Discussion: En route to the synthesis of a starting material for the transannular electrocyclisation reaction, we noticed that a 5-5-3 fused ring system had formed, in one step, from a linear precursor and as a single diastereomer. We synthesised both geometric isomers of the starting materials, and unexpectedly, the E or Z isomers cyclised to form different products under different reaction conditions. We further investigated the 5-5-3 system, generating substrate scope and computationally and experimentally exploring the mechanism. Conclusion: In one step we have constructed three carbon-carbon bonds, up to five contiguous stereogenic centres and all as a single diastereomer. We have synthesised 15 examples and have probed the mechanism experimentally and computationally. We have also investigated asymmetric examples of this reaction.
Supervisor: Smith, Martin Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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