Iterative Synthetic Strategy for Azaphenalene Alkaloids. Total Synthesis of (-)-9a epi-Hippocasine

Sílvia Alujas-Burgos, Cristina Oliveras-González, Ángel Álvarez-Larena, Pau Bayón, Marta Figueredo

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© 2018 American Chemical Society. A new strategy for the stereoselective synthesis of alkaloids with perhydro-9b-azaphenalene skeleton has been developed. The starting material is the substituted glutarimide derivative 1, readily available in either enantiomeric form through the palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation of glutarimide. The strategy relies on an iterative methodology encompassing two nucleophilic allylations and two ring closing metathesis processes. The approach has been used in the first synthesis of (-)-9a-epi-hippocasine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5052-5057
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2018


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