The synthesis and biological activities of certain polyoxygenated natural products and various analogues

Prudence Elizabeth Guest
This dissertation is concerned with the synthesis of two distinct classes of polyoxygenated systems, namely analogues of the phomentrioloxin and the pterocarpan classes of natural product. The first part of this thesis deals with the synthesis of analogues of the phytotoxic geranylcyclohexenetriol (neg)-phomentrioloxin, the main metabolite of liquid cultures of the Phomopsis sp., a known fungal pathogen of the invasive weed Carthamus lanatus (Saffron thistle). Accordingly, the opening Chapter details the origins of this natural...
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