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Degree

Master of Science

Program

Chemistry

Supervisor

Dr. Brian L. Pagenkopf

Abstract

This thesis describes the work carried out on two projects. The first chapter of the thesis discusses the application of the second generation Co(nmp)2 catalyst towards the oxidative cyclization of tertiary pentenols through a modified Mukaiyama aerobic oxidative cyclization procedure.

The second chapter describes the progress made towards the synthesis of β-carboline alkaloids. The total synthesis of the alkaloid natural product cyclocapitelline is detailed along with the formal synthesis of the natural product chrysotricine.


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