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The structure of the orange pigment from Pseudomonas aureofaciens. The biogenesis of strychnine. Beckman fission of a gamma-keto oxime

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Olson, Edwin Soland (1964) The structure of the orange pigment from Pseudomonas aureofaciens. The biogenesis of strychnine. Beckman fission of a gamma-keto oxime. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10092002-153828

Abstract

PART I.

The structure of the orange pigment from Pseudomonas aureofaciens was investigated and found to be 1-carboxy-2-hydroxyphenazine. A degradation product, 1-methyl-2-methoxyphenazine, was shown to be identical to a synthetic sample.

PART II.

The biogenesis of the indole alkaloid, strychnine, was studied by administration of C[superscript 14] labelled precursors to Strychnos nus-vomica plants and degradations of the radioactive strychnine isolated from the plants. The results indicate an acetate origin for the non-tryptophan portion and a formate origin for the "berberine bridge" carbon of strychnine.

PART III.

A Beckmann fission of the tosylate of the [gamma]-keto oxime, 3-acetoxylanostane-7, 11-dione-7-oxime, was carried out with sodium t-butoxide, and the expected cleavage of ring B and formation of a nitrile and unsaturated ketone occurred.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
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Defense Date:1 January 1964
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10092002-153828
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10092002-153828
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Deposited On:10 Oct 2002
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