Date of Award

Spring 3-29-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Hao Xu

Abstract

Cocatalyzed reactions using Brønsted acids and chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes to yield highly enantioselective products have been reported recently in many journals. The development of new chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes is a competitive field among synthetic chemist. In a recent study we found that conjugated trienes could be cyclized using Brønsted acids and chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes. The synthesis of novel chiral N-heterocyclic carbene precursors, and the precursors to novel conjugated trienes are reported herein.

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