Synthesizing Pyrrolodiketopiperazines and Related Derivatives

This summer I will investigate the synthesis, or construction, of two molecules well known for their medicinal and structural properties: Pyrroles and diketopiperazines. I synthesized this molecule along with my lab partner in the Fall of 2019, and will be continuing this work by investigating the synthesis of derivatives of the molecule. The pyrrolodiketopiperazine structure is a common motif in a number of natural products, so this synthesis is a stepping stone towards replicating many molecules previously only found in nature.