Date of Award

8-11-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Peng George Wang

Second Advisor

Maged Henary

Third Advisor

Gangli Wang

Abstract

Glycoscience is an emerging field of science that focuses on the study of the structure, biosynthesis, biology, and evolution of saccharides (sugars). It covers a broad range of subjects including microwave-assisted synthesis as well as sphingolipid synthesis. In this field, knowledge is limited due to the complexity of carbohydrates and their derivatives. Therefore, it is all the more important that synthesis of these complex molecules occurs in order to fully understand their biological significance. The following report summarizes two aspects of glycoscience and discusses their biological applications.

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