Part One. Silver and ruthenium complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene linked cyclophanes Part Two. The total synthesis and elucidation of Samoquasine A

Jesse Reuben Parkin-Gibbs

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This thesis is broken into two main projects. Part One, completed under Professor Baker, details the synthesis and properties of transition metal complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands. Several complexes were isolated, including a novel n6-bound, ruthenium-NHC complex. Its structural, biological and catalytic characteristics have been explored, with mild catalytic activity found. Part Two, completed under the supervision of Associate Professor Piggott, details the synthesis and structural elucidation of the natural product 'samoquasine A'. Herein, the true identity of samoquasine A was investigated, and unequivocally proven to be perlolidine. This work currently represents the most efficient synthesis of perlolidine to date.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Baker, Murray, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date11 Feb 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


Bibliographical note

Embargoed from 13/03/2018 to 13/03/2020
Made publicly available on 13/03/2020

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