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Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of the Lycopodium Alkaloid Spirolucidine Using the N-Acyl-2,3-dihydro-4-pyridone as a Building Block

by Young, Damian Winston

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Young, Damian Winston. Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of the Lycopodium Alkaloid Spirolucidine Using the N-Acyl-2,3-dihydro-4-pyridone as a Building Block. (Under the Direction of Daniel L. Comins).

Spirolucidine is a complex alkaloid isolated from the club moss Lycopodium lucidulum. A three fragment convergent plan for the title compound was envisioned, with each fragment being derived from a chiral N-acyl-2,3-dihydro-4-pyridone. The synthesis of the bicyclic enecarbamate referred to as zone C was investigated. The first effort centered on a tandem intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction/retro Mannich ring opening reaction to set the key stereogenic centers within zone C. A second strategy aimed to ring open the tricyclic adduct which arises from the Diels-Alder reaction through an E1cB mechanism. Finally, a third attempt was made to utilize chirality transfer as a means to implement the necessary stereochemical elements of the bicyclic scaffold.

The convergent union of the key fragments of spirolucidine was modeled on a simple substrate. The directed lithiation of N-Boc-dihydropyridines was utilized to prepare model 2,5,6-trisubstituted dihydropyridones of a general type needed for the completion of the spirolucidine synthesis.

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Advisor:Daniel L. Comins; Suzanne T Purrington; Jonathan S. Lindsey; Bruce M. Novak

School:North Carolina State University

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:chemistry

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Date of Publication:01/04/2005

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