This thesis concerns the catalytic asymmetric synthesis of epoxides. An
introduction highlights the utility of chiral epoxides in asymmetric synthesis. The
important methods that have been developed towards the construction of this
influential functional group are also described. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
This work has enjoyed the financial support of EPSRC/EC and GlaxoWellcome
through a Case Award Studentship.