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Utilization of diterpenoids in synthesis

by Palmer, Brian D.

Abstract (Summary)
The first part of this thesis describes the use of several diterpenoids which are readily available in New Zealand for the synthesis of compounds possessing ambergris-type odours. Homologues and analogues of known odorants have been prepared with a view to correlating their odour properties with molecular structure. A new series of 1,3-dioxa-compounds has been found to exhibit odour properties characteristic of this class of odorants. In the second part a simple procedure for the conversion of totarol into a C-12 oxygenated derivative is reported. This derivative has been oxidatively degraded using ozone, and the degradation product has been converted into a possible intermediate for the synthesis of a ring-C system found in naturally occurring nagilactones. The rearrangement of several aryl phosphates under the action of n-butyllithium is reported.
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Advisor:Prof. R. C. Cambie

School:The University of Auckland / Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau

School Location:New Zealand

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fields of research 250000 chemical sciences

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Date of Publication:01/01/1981

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