N-Demethylation is an important chemical transformation in the synthesis of a number of pharmaceutical opiates. This project will explore the scope and utility of a new variant of the Polonovski reaction in the preparation of the semi-synthetic pharmaceutical opiates, naloxone and naltrexone. The Polonovski reaction will also be used in a structure-activity study probing the anti-cancer activity of another natural product derived from the opium poppy, noscapine.
|Effective start/end date
|21/12/09 → 31/12/12
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$78,420.00
- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia: A$39,000.00