Novel Synthesis of Cubane Precursors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20041
Amount: $71,802.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tpl, Inc.
3754 Hawkins Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert D. Chapman
 (505) 345-5668
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Research Institution
The most important objective of the Phase I program is to identify an improved preparation of a cubane derivative, preferably a cubanedicarboxylate derivative. The innovative routes proposed herein will demonstrate a synthesis of cubanedicarboxylic ester possibly in two steps - from a commercial starting material - based on sound fundamental principles or with a novel reaction sequence involving three steps based on analogous literature precedence for each step. Preparations of tailorable cubane derivatives with four substituents (all equivalent or two different pairs) - and possibly up to eight equivalent ones - should be possible in only two additional steps besides two key transformations necessary for formation of any cubane skeleton. All schemes proposed should offer significant improvements in the practicality of preparing desirable cubane derivatives.

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