Synthesis of strigolactone and karrikin analogues by gold mediated cyclisation

01 October 2013 → 17 June 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Organic chemistry
strigolactone karrikin gold catalysis
Project description

Karrikins and strigolactones are plant hormones which share a common signaling cascade, and a common structural butenolide feature. A newly developped gold catalysed rearrangement is used to obtain new butenolide analogues in order to shed light on the biological pathways involved and to obtain useful new agrochemicals.