Master of Science (MS)
C-H functionalization is an effective way to generate more reactive functionality from unactivated C-H bonds. Developments in this field aid in the synthesis of value- added compounds by shortening and/or simplifying total syntheses. The focus of my research has been the generation of a diazonium-bearing aryl sulfone and subsequent optimization of a new remote hydroxylation procedure with relatively mild conditions. This remote hydroxylation procedure utilizes 4 W blue LEDs (λmax=455 nm) and [Ru(bpy)3]Cl2 to induce the generation of an aryl radical, succeeded by a selective sp3C- H hydrogen abstraction, and installation of an alcohol group via intermediacy of a carbocation.
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Kimball, Elizabeth Ann, "Remote Hydroxylation of Triazene and Diazonium Containing Sulfones" (2017). LSU Master's Theses. 4403.