Department of Chemistry Research Seminar - 27 July 2012
By Patricia Forbes
Posted on 24 July 2012
The Synthesis of Oxygen Containing Heterocycles: Dehydroherbarin, Anhydroherbarin, Rotenone and the Acetal Core of Marticin by Charles de Koning
University of the Witwatersrand
Date: Friday, 27 July 2012
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Venue: The Mendeleev (2.32) – Chemistry Building
Oxygen containing heterocycles are found abundantly in Nature. Examples would include the naturally occurring compounds.
In this presentation novel methodology for the synthesis of the quinones dehydroherbarin, anhydroherbarin and the acetal core of marticin will be described. Our synthetic route for the asymmetric synthesis of the piscicide rotenone will also be outlined.