Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
Natural products chemistry is a very important field of chemistry to chemists, biochemists, and biologists. The ability to synthesize a naturally occurring chemical in the laboratory is necessary for some experiments. Often it is difficult to isolate a large quantity of a compound from its natural source when needed for certain experiments. Established procedures for artificial synthesis of this compound can produce higher yields. Sometimes, the function of a natural product is tested by observing the behavior of analogues in the same biological system. The differences in behavior can be related to differences in structure . Since such analogues are not produced naturally, they have to be synthesized in the lab. The goals of natural products chemistry are to increase available quantity and to provide possible methods for variation.
Date of Award
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
1 PDf file (11 pages)
©1992 - Jonathan J. Bates
Bates, Jonathan J., "New reaction conditions for the synthesis of Wieland-Miescher ketone" (1992). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 37.