Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Bjorn C G Soderberg
Synthesis of 2-alkenyl and 2-arylbenzimidazoles, having a variety of functional groups, has been accomplished via a novel palladium-catalyzed reductive N-heteroannulation of 2-nitro- N-alkyl or N-benzyl benzenamines. The cyclization precursors are readily prepared from commercially available compounds by a variety of methods. In addition, the first total synthesis of ht-13-A has been studied. The key steps of the synthesis are a Mitsunobu reaction, an intramolecular Heck reaction, and a reductive N-heteroannulation.
Hubbard, Jeremiah W., "Synthesis of substituted 2-vinyl and 2-phenylbenzimidazoles and progress towards the synthesis of natural products ht-13-A and ht-13-B" (2008). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4381.