In his thesis, Kiyoun Lee describes his studies into tandem and organocatalytic oxa-conjugate addition reactions for the synthesis of complex tetrahydropyrans (THP). Readers gain insight into the new methods Lee employs for the synthesis of biologically interesting natural products including (+)-leucascandrolide A, (+)-dactylolide, and (+-)diospongin A. The reactions Lee investigates are applicable to a broad range of substrates and proceed with excellent stereoselectivity. Moreover, the methodologies allow the synthesis of a wide range of THP-containing compounds. The development of reactions, such as those discussed by Lee, has the potential to impact natural product synthesis, pharmaceutical development and chemical biology.
The Stereotypical, Dramatic Life of a Flower is a beautiful mess of poetry. This book of poetry allows the reader to join the author on a journey of a woman losing herself in the wrong men, and finding her self-worth in The One it was with all along. It is an honest and emotional journey of transcending the tragedies that life can bring.