Synthesis Towards Nitrogenous Model Bitumen Archipelagos

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    Reaugh, Devin J
  • The synthesis of functionalized quinolines is described herein. Utilizing condensation reactions, derivatized quinolines were prepared to serve as nitrogen-containing asphaltene islands. Basic halogenated phenylquinolines were synthesized via urea condensations. Highly substituted quinolines were prepared using a Brønsted acid-catalyzed Friedländer condensation. Benzophenone was used in combination with a variety of α-methylene ketones. A novel adaptation for acetophenone was developed. Individual islands were connected to alkyl tethers by reductive cross-electrophile coupling. Bromoarenes were coupled to α-bromo-ω-chlorooalkanes to install tethers with terminal chlorides. A cobalt-manganese catalyst-reductant system was first explored, and a second nickel-zinc system was refined for tether installation. Introductory experiments towards the use of these ω-chloro tethered islands in the synthesis of bis-functionalized ketones was briefly explored using Collman’s Reagent.

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    University of Alberta
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    • West, Frederick G (Chemistry)
    • Brown, Alexander (Chemistry)