Synthetic studies on some fatty acids
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Part 1 – Synthesis of some Monoethenoid Acids with Potential Essential Fatty Acid Activity. The cis-isomers of the four acids, teradec-8-enoic, hexadeco-10-enoic, octadic-12-enoic and cicos-14-enoic have been synthesised via the corresponding acetylenic acids. Part II – Configuration of Natural 9-hydroxyoctadecanoic Acid. 9D-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid has been synthesised and found to possess no measurable optical activity. It is suggested, on the evidence of a mixed melting point, that the natural acid has the d-configuration. Part III – Synthetic studies on 6,8-Dihydroxyoctanoic Acid. Two synthetic routes to 6,8-dihydroxyoctanoic acid have been examined. Both were eventually abandoned.
Thesis, PhD Doctor of Philosopy
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