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Synthesis of Chiral Benzimidazolylidenes from 1,10-Phenathrolines and 1,10-Phenathroline-2,9-dione /

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dc.contributor.author Wang, Yao. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-29T14:37:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-29T14:37:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06-29T14:37:04Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1672
dc.description.abstract A^-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have become the focus of much interest as ancillary ligands for transition metal catalysts in recent years. Their structural variability and strong cy-donation properties have led to the preparation of demonstrably useful organometallic catalysts. Among the three general structural types of NHCs (imidazolylidenes, imidazolinylidenes, and benzimidazolylidenes), benzimidazolylidenes are the least investigated because of the limitation of current synthetic approaches. The preparation of chiral analogues is even more challenging. Previously, our group has demonstrated an alternative approach to synthesizing benzimidazolylidenes with a tetracyclic framework in three steps from 1,10-phenanthroline. This thesis is focused on approaches to chiral benzimidazolylidenes derived from substituted 1,10-phenanthrolines. A key step in the preparation of these ligands involves a reduction of the pyridyl rings in 1,10-phenanthrolines. Chirality can be introduced to phenanthrolines before, during, or after the reduction as illustrated by three approaches: 1) de novo construction of the phenanthroline from chiral ketones with endo and exo faces to provide a degree of diastereoselectivity during subsequent reduction; 2) introduction of substituents into the 2- and 2,9- position of phenanthroline by nucleophilic aromatic substitution, followed by a reduction-resolution sequence; and 3) use of the protected octahydrophenanthroline as a substrate for chiral induction a to nitrogen. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Benzimidazoles en_US
dc.subject Heterocyclic compounds en_US
dc.subject Chirality. en_US
dc.subject Enantioselective catalysis. en_US
dc.title Synthesis of Chiral Benzimidazolylidenes from 1,10-Phenathrolines and 1,10-Phenathroline-2,9-dione / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.Sc. Chemistry en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Chemistry en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Mathematics and Science en_US


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