The tryptamine derivative 1 readily reacted with methyl 4-acetyl-5-bromopent-4-enoate (9) that had been built up from 2,4-pentanedione. On intramolecular dehydration and subsequent [4 + 2] cycloaddition, the reaction product 10 gave the epimers 12 and 13 having the D-secoaspidospermane skeleton. Compound 12 directly and 13 after epimerization yielded (±)-3-oxominovincine (14). Regioselective reduction of 14 furnished (±)-minovincine (17).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry