Studies towards the total synthesis of labiatin A

Vignard, David (2008) Studies towards the total synthesis of labiatin A. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis is concerned with studies towards the total synthesis of labiatin A using metal carbenoid chemistry. The work described herein shows the most recent contribution to this field from our research group.
Chapter I provides an introduction to metal carbenoids and their uses in organic synthesis. In particular, the synthesis of diazo carbonyl compounds, their decomposition by metal catalysts leading to the formation of metal carbenoids and the reactions involving metal carbenoids is described. A retrosynthesis of labiatin A involving the use of two metal-carbenoid transformations- intramolecular C-H insertion reaction and oxonium ylide formation followed by [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement- is presented.
In Chapter II, the successful applications of these two reactions to the enantioselective synthesis of the tricyclic core of labiatin A is described. This is followed by the description of the different attempts to complete the synthesis of labiatin A. Finally, the exploration of a modified approach to the total synthesis of labiatin A is described.
Chapter III provides the analytical support to this thesis.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: labiatin A, natural product, total synthesis, diazo carbonyl compounds, metal carbenoid, C-H insertion, oxonium ylide, rearrangement.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Supervisor's Name: Clark, Prof. J. Stephen
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Mr David VIGNARD
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-357
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:18

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