Faculty Advisor

Dittami, James P.

Abstract

The "photoinitiated intramolecular ylide-alkene cycloaddition reaction" which was developed in our laboratory provides a method for construction of up to three rings and six chiral centers in a single experimental operation from relatively simple starting materials. This project has attempted to utilize this reaction to quickly synthesize novel materials which incorporate catechol bioisosteres into the organic scaffold in the hopes of imparting potentially useful bio-activity to the new molecules.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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