Synthesis of porphyrin-based multimeric fluorescent compounds and studies towards the formation of cis-anti-cis linear triquinane

  • Author / Creator
    Yu, Linghui
  • Prion diseases are life-threatening diseases found in many mammals, including humans, and there is still no effective vaccine, treatment or therapy. In Chapter 1, a concise and effective synthetic route was reported to synthesize a library of porphyrin-based multimeric fluorescent compounds with anticipated anti-prion activity, and nine molecules have been synthesized, purified and characterized by using different binding units. The anti-prion assay results of the porphyrin-based and arene-based (prepared by other people) multimeric compounds were discussed as well. In Chapter 2, the studies toward the formation of linear triquinanes with natural cis-anti-cis configuration via pyran-2-one photochemistry were discussed. Linear triquinanes with unnatural cis-syn configuration were readily available from substituted pyran-2-ones in a concise route. Two steps of modification produced an enone, and reduction of the enone presented an opportunity to obtain the natural cis-anti-cis configuration. Different reduction conditions were tried, and Birch reduction is underway to reach the natural configuration.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Chemistry
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • West, Frederick G. (Chemistry)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Allison, Ted (Biological Science)
    • Stryker, Jeffery M. (Chemistry)
    • West, Frederick G. (Chemistry)