Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
First Faculty Advisor
Dr. Steven L. Castle
First Faculty Reader
Dr. Joshua L. Price
Dr. Wally F. Paxton
synthesis, peptides, amino acids, α, β-dehydroamino acids
This thesis explores the synthesis of fluorinated α,β-dehydroamino acids, specifically a fluorinated dehydrovaline derivative. Previous work has been done on the equivalent dehydrovaline derivative without fluorine present and this work builds toward the fluorinated version with the goal of comparing the two structurally. The synthesis presented here pulls from previous synthetic strategies employed for dehydrovaline while also exploring the synthetic impact of the electronegative fluorine atoms.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
LeSueur, Austin, "Exploration of Fluorinated α,β-Dehydroamino Acids and their Structure" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 192.