Synthetic Studies on Gibberellins

Brown, John (1969) Synthetic Studies on Gibberellins. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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A. Synthesis of Methyl-2 methoxy-8 methylene-10beta methyl 4b(alpha)H- gibba- A- triene- l carboxylate. A. synthetic route to gibberellin A4 with the potential of being adapted to the synthesis of gibberellic acid has been investigated. Terracinoic acid, a degradation product of terramycin, has been elaborated to methyl-2 methoxy-8 methylene-10beta methyl-4b(alpha)H-gibba-A-triene-1 carboxylate a tetracyclic compound in which rings B and C have the un-natural trans-fusion (i. e. epimeric at 4b). The stereochemistry of this tetracyclic compound has been deduced from a. study of the N.M.R. spectra of related compounds. A preliminary investigation into the possibility of adapting this route to the synthesis of rings C and D of gibberellic acid has been made. Attempts have been made unsuccessfully to functionalise an unactivated methyl group in terracinoic acid and a variety of derivatives. B. Synthesis of Indane-1,7-Dicarboxylic Acid. A possible synthetic route to the AB ring system of several gibberellins has been investigated. Benzaldehyde was converted to indane-1,7-dicarboxylic acid in a ten step synthesis but the route was abandoned at this point because of poor yields in an internal Friedel-Crafts acylation step.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Organic chemistry
Date of Award: 1969
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1969-78502
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 15:14
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 15:14

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