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Date Permissions Signed

5-18-2011

Date of Award

2011

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Vyvyan, James R.

Second Advisor

O'Neil, Gregory (Gregory W.)

Third Advisor

Raymond, Elizabeth A.

Abstract

The heliannuols are a family of allelochemicals that have been isolated from the common sunflower (Helianthus annuus). The 8-membered cyclic ether moiety found in many of the heliannuols is a rare motif in nature and provides a challenging synthetic target. It has been found that conformational constraint in the form of a Z olefin helps promote the cyclization of aryl epoxides to the 8-membered cyclic ether. Hiyama couplings of aryl iodides and cyclic vinyl siloxanes produce Z-styrenes in good to excellent yields. Due to the expense of the catalyst used for the synthesis of the siloxanes, an alternate pathway to the Z olefins utilizing vinyl cyclic boronic half acids was also pursued, but was ultimately unsuccessful. Due to the success of Hiyama couplings, the synthesis of glandulone B was pursued. The dimethoxyhydroquinone derivative of glandulone B was synthesized from an aryl iodide and cyclic vinyl siloxane in a 23% yield over 4 steps. Oxidation of the dimethoxyhydroquinone to glandulone B was explored.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

729271407

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

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