Faculty Advisor

Dittami, James P.

Abstract

The photo-initiated cyclization of aryl-vinyl ethers has been shown to create multicyclic natural product-like scaffolds with predicted biological activity. Utilizing this method, one can construct up to three fused rings and six chiral centers in a single experimental operation. A chemo-informatics analysis of these structures has identified scaffolds which are likely to interact with proteins. Using these predictions, our group has constructed two scaffolds with predicted biological activity.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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