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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)



First Advisor

Emerson G Cobb

First Committee Member

Paul Gross

Second Committee Member

Richard P Dodge

Third Committee Member

Earl C Riedem

Fourth Committee Member

Donald K Wedegaertner

Fifth Committee Member

Carl Widmer


It is one purpose of this dissertation to introduce a facile method for the preparation of β glycosides of D-glucose and D-allose.

It is the second purpose of this dissertation to investigate the preparation of 2-oxazolidinones forming a bridge between C2 and C3 of allopyranose. This preparation, along with the facile preparation of β-benzyl glycosides of D-glucosamine and D-allosamine, should lead to compounds which, in a few steps, can conceivably be used for coupling at positions 1 and 4.



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