Starting from N-pivaloyl-Uhle's ketone a new synthetic approach to the ergoline skeleton has been elaborated. Ring D of the tetracyclic skeleton was formed by an intramolecular Dieckmann-condensation of a diester, obtained in a Reformatsky reaction of a properly substituted derivative of N-pivaloyl Uhle's ketone followed by elimination of water.
- Dieckmann condensation
- Modified Reformatsky reaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry