Synthesis of vinca alkaloids and related compounds. 79. An intriguing retro Diels-Alder reaction

Csaba Szántay, István Moldvai, Gábor Tárkányi, Csaba Szántay

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The dimerization products of criocerine (1) are different (2 or 3) depending on whether the reaction is carried out in acetic acid or trifluoroacetic acid. The highly strained product 3 rearranges spontaneously through a retro Diels-Alder reaction. All structures involved were thoroughly investigated by NMR spectroscopic methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2946-2950
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 3 1996


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  • Organic Chemistry

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