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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1965. Department of Chemistry.
The diterpenoid acids, dehydroabietic acid, podocarpic acid, abietic acid, and palustric acid, have been synthesized. This thesis records the successful completion of this task which involves a selective epimerization of C.8a. It is hoped that keto lactone on alkylation will give an intermediate of the type C.l epimers which is required for the synthesis of the abietic acid series.
Advisor: D. M. S. Wheeler