Synthesis of reserpine‐type alkaloids, III. Synthesis of rac‐deserpidine and a rac‐raunescine epimer

Csaba Szántay, GáBor Blaskó, Katalin Honty, Eszter Baitz‐Gács, JóZsef Tamás, László Tőke

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Starting from the key intermediate 2 previously used for the preparation of derivatives with a normal yohimbane skeleton, the synthesis of rac‐deserpidine (1b) and the rac‐raunescine epimer 9c, having an epi‐allo and allo skeleton, respectively, has been performed. In the course of the synthesis several stereoisomers of C‐18‐substituted allo‐yohimbine have been prepared and characterized by spectroscopic and chemical means.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1292-1309
Number of pages18
JournalLiebigs Annalen der Chemie
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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