Chemical Biology Lezing: Multicomponent Syntheses of Heterocycles
- 4 oktober 2018
- Gorlaeus Building
2333 CC Leiden
The main research interest of my group focuses on sustainable (atom and step economic) synthetic method development employing domino (or tandem) processes. A powerful strategy involves the use of multicomponent reactions (MCRs), which are one-pot processes that combine at least three different simple reagents in a well-defined manner to form a single product. Typical MCRs proceed with high atom economy and low E factors thus minimizing the number of functional group manipulations towards a given complex molecular target and avoiding the use of protective groups.
Rapid generation of diverse sets of complex N-containing heterocyclic molecules can be achieved by employing diversity-oriented synthetic strategies in combination with so-called complexity-generating reactions. Multicomponent reactions provide a most powerful platform to access diversity as well as complexity in a limited number of reaction steps. In the presentation I will discuss novel modular reaction sequences based on our previously reported MCR chemistry in combination with other common organic reactions, biocatalysis and additional MCRs. Examples in which the synthetic methodology was applied for the easy generation of focused libraries of medicinally relevant N-heterocycles and Natural product analogs will be the focus.
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