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Studies of Strained Ring Systems: Cyclopropa[1]Phenanthrenes

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dc.contributor.author Dent, Barry Roy
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-29T02:26:17Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-13T00:56:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-29T02:26:17Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-13T00:56:12Z
dc.date.copyright 1985
dc.date.issued 1985
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/21906
dc.description.abstract The aim of the present study has been the synthesis of 1H-cyclo-Propa[1]phenanthrene (16a) and its derivatives, the sole remaining unknown structural type of the cycloproparenes. Established procedures for cycloproparene synthesis are not readily adaptable to this ring system, and routes based upon new bridge-head-substituted 1a,9b-dihydrocyclopropa[1]phenanthrenes are examined. 1, 1-Dichloro-1a-phenylseleno-1a, 9b-dihydrocyclopropa [1] phenanthrene (73) is prepared by the addition of dichlorocarbene to the corresponding phenanthrenyl selenide (72). syn-Selenoxide elimination of PhSeOH from the derived selenoxide (74) gives 1,1-dichloro-1H-cyclopropa[1]phenanthrene (76) which is intercepted by methanolysis. Labelling studies provide convincing evidence for the intermediacy of the 1H-cycloproparene. The viability of an oxidative decarboxylation route to 1,1-dialkyl-1H-cyclopropa[1]phenanthrenes is investigated for the model compound 7,7-dimethylbicyclo[4.1.0]hept-3-ene-1-carboxylic acid (122). A product of formal cyclopropyl-allyl cation rearrangement, is isolated. 1a-Methylseleno-1a,9b-dihydrocyclopropa[1]phenanthrenes (174) is prepared by the unprecedented addition of methylselenide anion to 1aH-cyclopropa[1]phenanthrene (63) (generated by a new route involving the fluoride ion-promoted elimination of the elements of chlorotrimethylsilane from the isomeric 1-chloro-1a-trimethylsilyl-1a, 9b-dihydrocyclopropa[1]phenanthrenes (170) and (171)). Treatment of the drived dimethylselenonium tetra-fluoroborate (179) with base in the presence of furan gives the endo- and exo-furan cycloadducts (180) and (181) of 1H-cyclopropa[1]phenanthrene (16a). The results presented herein provide the first conclusive evidence for the existence of the 1H-cyclopropa[1]phenanthrene ring system, both as the parent hydrocarbon (16a) and the 1,1-dichloro-derivative(76). en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Studies of Strained Ring Systems: Cyclopropa[1]Phenanthrenes en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Doctoral Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Chemistry en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_NZ

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