Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2020

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemistry

Major

Organic Chemistry

First Advisor

George Kraus

Abstract

Organic chemistry has been used over the decades to solve a myriad of problems facing our society. From pharmaceutical drug design and food additives, to plastics and fuels, organic synthesis is at the heart of these industries. Recently, a new focus has emerged to use greener syntheses in order to meet the demands of a modern society. Research has focused on the use of less toxic, more bio-renewable materials, while maintaining cost-effectiveness and industrially viable syntheses.

In this work, we strived for direct routes to both biologically active compounds, and compounds useful for industrial materials. We sought relatively cheap alternatives to the nonrenewable sources that are used industrially today.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-20200624-39

Copyright Owner

Benjamin Kosieradzki

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

47 pages

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