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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)



First Advisor

Emerson G. Cobb

First Committee Member

Howard K. Zimmerman

Second Committee Member

Herschul Joyl

Third Committee Member

AJ Matusgale

Fourth Committee Member

Charles A. Matuszak

Fifth Committee Member

DK Wedegaertner


The purpose of this research is the preparation and characterization of derivatives of benzyl N-carbobenzoxy-β-D-glucosaminiduronic acid. Previously the derivatives of benzyl N-carbobenzoxy-α-D-glucosaminid-uronic acid have been prepared by H. Weidmann and H. K. Zimmerman (32). The procedure upon which both these uronic acid syntheses is based has been developed with the utilization of platinum in the selective catalytic oxidation of both the benzyl α- and β-D-glucuronosides. The applicability of this research is in the development of new intermediates for the preparation of new diamino sugars or other natural products.



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