Date Thesis Awarded

5-2008

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Chemistry

Advisor

Robert J. Hinkle

Committee Member

Christopher J. Abelt

Committee Member

Lisa M. Landino

Committee Member

Rene S. Cabral-Daniels

Abstract

Herein are described optimization studies on the first step of a one-pot, three-component reaction towards biologically active 2,6-disubstituted dihydropyrans (DHPs). Bismuth tribromide proves to be a satisfactory catalyst for a Mukaiyama aldol reaction between an aldehyde or ketone and a silylated enol ether or ketene acetal. This environmentally benign catalyst establishes the viability of a three-component, one-pot reaction toward DHP ring systems, present in anti-cancer, anti-fungal, and anti-osteoporosis agents, among others.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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