Investigations into carbohydrate-based scaffolds for biological and synthetic applications

Siobhan Wills

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Carbohydrates are well-known for their many and varied roles in biological systems, and a large section of research revolves around understanding and controlling these systems using carbohydrate-based probes and inhibitors. In addition to lheir important biological roles, carbohydrates represent a renewable, chiral pool of diverse structures and are valuable starting materials for general synthetic endeavours. In an effort to display the synthetic modularity and functionality of carbohydrate scaffolds, this thesis took two basic carbohydrate structures and explored modifications to these scaffolds to produce novel carbohydrate-based compounds that have applications in biology and Industry/catalysis.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Stubbs, Keith, Supervisor
  • Baker, Murray, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Mar 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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