Lewis acid mediated reactions of silyl-substituted methylenecyclopropane and N-acyliminium ions
McDonald, Luke Eugene (2009) Lewis acid mediated reactions of silyl-substituted methylenecyclopropane and N-acyliminium ions. University of Southampton, School of Chemistry, Masters Thesis , 130pp.
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This thesis is concerned with Lewis acid mediated inter- and intramolecular reactions of silyl-substituted methylenecyclopropane with N-acyliminium ions, towards the formation of novel heterocyclic compounds.
Chapter 1 contains background information on synthetic organic chemistry relating to methylenecyclopropane, Lewis acids, N-acyliminium ions and related inter- and intramolecular reactions.
Chapter 2 describes the Lewis acid mediated intermolecular additions of silyl-substituted methylenecyclopropane to various substituted pyrrolidinone based N-acyliminium ions. The introduction, and subsequent removal, of an N-chiral group into the pyrrolidinone moiety is detailed. This N-chiral group has the effect of influencing the facial selectivity of the attack of the methylenecyclopropane and hence, the diastereoselectivity of the reaction.
Chapter 3 presents the attempts made to influence the reactivity of the silyl-substituted methylenecyclopropane towards electrophiles by constraining the silicon into a four or five membered ring. The synthesis of a novel silyl-substituted bismethylenecyclopropane compound is described.
Chapter 4 details the synthesis and intramolecular cyclisation studies of silyl-substituted pyrrolidinone precursors to generate novel heterocyclic compounds.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
|Date Deposited:||01 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||23 Jun 2011 13:55|
|Contributors:||McDonald, Luke Eugene (Author)
Kilburn, Jeremy (Thesis advisor)
|Date:||11 May 2009|
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