Chemoenzymatic synthesis of biologically active natural products

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Turkey

Approval Date: 2004

Thesis Language: English

Student: Engin Turkut



Racemic metyhl 3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylate was resolved via enzymatic hydrolysis to afford the enantiomerically enriched 3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid with PLE (S-configuration), HLE (S-configuration), CCL (S-configuration) and PPL (R-configuration) . The nucleoside?s precursor, 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-ol (19), was synthesized by iodolactonization, followed by iodine elimination and the reduction of the lactone. In connection with this work, alpha,beta-unsaturated and saturated cyclic ketones were selectively oxidized on alpha'- and alpha-positions using Mn(OAc)3 and Pb(OAc)4, respectively. The resultant racemic alpha'- and alpha-acetoxylated substrates were resolved into corresponding enantiomerically enriched alpha'- and alpha-hydroxylated and acetoxylated compounds via PLE hydrolysis.