Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

George A. Kraus

Abstract

The synthesis of the tetracyclic core of kinobscurinone was accomplished via a base mediated Michael addition-cyclization sequence. Chapter 2 describes a boron trifluoride mediated rearrangement of various benzyl phenyl ethers to their corresponding ortho-benzyl phenols and its application in the synthesis of 2,3-diarylbenzo[b]furans using a two-step sequence of benzoylation followed by a base-mediated cyclization. Chapter 3 describes the first total synthesis of biologically active 3-farnesyl salicylic acid and its analogues.

Copyright Owner

Divya Chaudhary

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

81 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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