Evaluation of peri-like fluorene and carbazole diselenides as glutathione peroxidase mimics

Jagdev, Kesar (2021). Evaluation of peri-like fluorene and carbazole diselenides as glutathione peroxidase mimics. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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This thesis reports the synthesis and evaluation of 4, 5-disubstituted fluorene and carbazole diselenides as GPx mimics.

Chapter 1 describes the role of glutathione peroxidase as an important mammalian antioxidant and investigations towards developing organoselenium molecules as glutathione peroxidase mimics. Chapter 2 describes the preparation of 4,5-disubstituted fluorene diselenides via a dilithiation reaction, as well as the oxidation of these diselenides using mCPBA to monoxides and seleninic anhydrides. A DTT oxidation assay with these compounds showed that the fluorene diselenides have similar activity to the 1,8-naphthalene diselenides
developed by Back. Studies have shown that the selenic anhydrides act as precatalysts in the reaction.

Chapter 3 reports the elaboration of carbazoles into diselenides via regioselective 4,5-dilithiation. This transformation is made possible by protecting the carbazole with a TIPS protecting group. Further elaboration of the carbazole scaffold gave compounds that were water-soluble. Additionally, two fluorene diselenides were made water-soluble. A waterbased NMR assay were used to determine the catalytic activity of the water-soluble species.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Chemistry
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/11431


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