Olefin cross metathesis in the synthesis of a betacyanin analog

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Title: Olefin cross metathesis in the synthesis of a betacyanin analog
Author: Scott, Grant
Advisor: Newirth, Terry
Department: Haverford College. Department of Chemistry
Type: Thesis (B.S.)
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: In the past 15 years, the use of olefin metathesis reactions in natural product synthesis has become widespread. Here we describe its application toward the synthesis of a betacyanin analog. Although this research did not achieve the completed synthesis of the analog, it has shown that cross metathesis potentially offers facile synthetic strategies to reach the target. Ideally, the metathesis approach method may circumvent several problematic steps inherent in the synthetic scheme we had been using prior to this research. We also describe methods of effecting and monitoring transimination reactions similar to those which may be necessary in later stages of the betacyanin model’s synthesis.
Subject: Betacyanin -- Synthesis
Subject: Alkenes
Subject: Metathesis (Chemistry)
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