Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Peng George Wang

Abstract

Phenazines and heterocyclic N-oxides have proven to be interesting classes of antitumoral as well as antibiotic agents . The natural product myxin (1-hydroxy-6-methoxyphenazine- N5, N10-dioxide) which belongs to both of these unique classes of molecules, has been found to cause bio-reductively activated, radical-mediated DNA strand cleavage via a de-oxygenative mechanism, making it a potential anti-tumoral as well as anti-bactierial candidate. In order to investigate as well as improve the bioactive properties of myxin, the following study was designed to synthesize glycosylated myxin analogs. A small catalog of these compounds were synthesized, some of them exhibiting comparable biological activity to that of myxin.

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