Abstract

For the past ten years the Fleming research group has been involved in the research of allene compounds. We have explored the synthesis of allenes as well as several reactions involving allenes, such as oxidation and nitrene addition. Recently, we have explored the synthesis and photochemistry of allenic alcohols tethered to silicon. There are literature examples using allenes in synthesis, but very few examples exist using allenes in photochemical cycloaddition reactions. We have found that a diisopropylallenyloxy(cinnamyloxy)silane derivative undergoes [2+2] photochemical cycloaddition to produce a cyclobutylsilane product when irradiated for 60-75 minutes.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Date Submitted

2008-11-07

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2646

Keywords

chemistry, chemical, allene, silane, photochemistry, photocycloaddition, cycloaddition, irradiation

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