Michelle Y H Lai

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The synthesis of 10 G*PE analogues, wherein the glycine residue has been modified, is described by coupling readily accessible dibenzyl-L-prolyl-L-glutamate 2 with various analogues of glycine. Pharmacological evaluation of the novel compounds was undertaken to further understand the role of the glycine residue on the observed neuroprotective properties of(More)
The synthesis of bis-furonaphthopyrans 12a and 12b, regioisomeric analogues of the dimeric pyranonaphthoquinone antibiotic crisamicin A 1 is described. The key intermediate 16 was prepared via a one-pot in situ Suzuki-Miyaura homocoupling of naphthyl triflate 23 using bis(pinacolato)diboron. Oxidation of binaphthyl 16 to bis-naphthoquinone 14 was then(More)
Homocoupling of naphthyl triflates 27, 16, 17 to the respective binaphthyls 28, 31 and 35 has been achieved in a one-pot procedure using bis(pinacolato)diboron and PdCl2(dppf). Use of potassium acetate as the base provides access to the initial naphthylboronate intermediates whereas the stronger base potassium phosphate is required in order to promote(More)
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