Versatility of Ketonitrones in the Synthesis of Key C-C and C-N Bonds in Biologically Relevant Molecules

by Wiktoria Pace

Institution: University of Illinois – Chicago
Year: 2016
Keywords: chemistry; rearrangement; organic
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2135596
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/21258


Our group’s development of N-O and C-N bonds via Chan-Lam coupling between oximes and boronic acids positioned us to discover N-aryl and N-vinyl ketonitrones. N-aryl and N-vinyl ketonitrones with allenes or isocyanates as coupling partners are highly reactive starting materials and extremely sensitive to their reaction conditions. Controlling N-aryl and N-vinyl ketonitrones has been fruitful in the development of unique addition and rearrangement reactions to afford key C-C and C-N bonds in the formation of biologically relevant heterocycles such as 1,4-enaminoketones, amidines, and enantioenriched dihydropyridoindoles. Advisors/Committee Members: Anderson, Laura L (advisor).