MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
David G. J. Young
Jeffrey G. Wardeska, Yu-Lin Jiang
Allenes are very important chemical reagents in organic synthesis. Due to their high reactivity, they have been extensively used to carry out a variety of unique and effective chemical transformations including but not limited to ionic and free radical additions and transition metal catalyzed cyclizations. As the chemistry of this group of compounds is explored further and their applications expanded there is a need to develop alternative and cost effective methods for their synthesis. Our approach involves the synthesis of allenes from oxa-bicyclo-alkan-2-ones by methyllithium induced Eschenmoser fragmentation of the bicyclotosylhydrazone derivatives.
Thesis - Open Access
Kamga, Mark-Henry Mbahmi, "Novel Strategy for the Synthesis of Allenes." (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1797. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1797
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