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Synthesis and application of stereogenic nitrogen-containing ammonium salts as phase-transfer catalysts

Dutton, Mark Jason (2016)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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The chirality of nitrogen was at the forefront of chemistry over 110 years ago. Since then it has been widely under-acknowledged as a potential chirality source in organic synthesis. This thesis demonstrates the diastereoselective formation of stereogenic nitrogen-containing ammonium salts. Over 150 compounds were synthesised and employed as phase-transfer catalysts in order to assess the chiral-at-nitrogen influence on the outcome of two common phase-transfer-catalysed reactions. Several X-ray crystal structures of single diastereoisomer chiral-at-nitrogen ammonium salts were isolated as well as the synthesis of a library of secondary and tertiary amines.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Fossey , J.S. and Preece, Jon Andrew
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Chemistry
Subjects:Q Science (General)
QD Chemistry
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:6755
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