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Title: A synthetic approach to tetrodotoxin : via oxidative amidation of a phenol
Author: Chau, Jaclyn
Degree Master of Science - MSc
Program Chemistry
Copyright Date: 2012
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-08-14
Abstract: This dissertation describes synthetic efforts towards tetrodotoxin. Contact with tetrodotoxin brings upon paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) for the unfortunate victim. The syndrome can be fatal in extreme cases and symptoms include nausea, numbing of the lips and body, throat constriction, slurred speech, and loss of coordination. Our approach stems from the oxidative amidation of a phenol as a key step. This technology installs a necessary nitrogen-functionality of the natural product at an early stage; ultimately the route was optimized to allow the synthesis to proceed in a practical manner.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42938
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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