Studies in Nitroxide Radical Chemistry

Motherwell, William Branks (1972) Studies in Nitroxide Radical Chemistry. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The approach adopted in this study of nitroxide radical chemistry involves two closely interrelated themes. In the first section, attention is focused on the development of novel methods for nitroxide radical synthesis, while in the second section a more physico-chemical approach assumes the dominant role. Thus, in Chapter 1, caryophyllene nitrosite is shown to react with caryophyllene by an intermolecular "ene" reaction to afford an unusually stable nitroxide adduct possessing a hydrogen atom on the alpha carbon. Some extensions of this method are discussed. In Chapter 2, the successful elaboration of several suitably substituted delta -E unsaturated nitro-olefins to a variety of pyrrollidino nitroxide radicals by a bifurcated approach is presented In the second section, the previously developed synthetic methods are extended to encompass the synthesis of several bicyclo(3,3,1) nitroxide radicals and the conformational and chiroptical properties of these compounds are examined.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Physical chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry
Date of Award: 1972
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1972-78603
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 15:08
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 15:08

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