Toward the two-directional synthesis of the IJK-ring system of the marine polyether CTX3C

Gibbard, Helen (2015) Toward the two-directional synthesis of the IJK-ring system of the marine polyether CTX3C. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis describes efforts made towards the two-directional synthesis of the IJK-tricyclic core of the H-M ring system of CTX3C. The first chapter serves as an introduction to the complex marine polyether natural products and details their toxicology and biosynthetic origins. A literature review of the advances made by our research group, as well as in other laboratories, towards the iterative and convergent synthesis of polycyclic ethers, with particular emphasis on the ciguatoxins is also included. This is followed by a review of olefin metathesis and the use of double ring-closing metathesis reactions for the preparation of complex polycyclic systems. The second chapter details the construction of two model systems to allow for investigation into the chemistry required for the synthesis of both the I- and K-rings. Following the successful construction of the two model systems, the chemistry developed was then employed in a two-directional strategy toward the synthesis of the target IJK-tricyclic core.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: marine polyether, two-directional, ring-closing metathesis, IJK-tricyclic core
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Clark, Professor J.S.
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Miss Helen Gibbard
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-5889
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 11:20
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015 11:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5889

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