Synthesis of Vinca Alkaloids and Related Compounds, XXII. Some Chemical Transformations of 15‐Oxovincamone

János Sápi, Lajos Szabó, Eszter Baitz‐Gács, György Kalaus, Csaba Szántay, ÉVa Karsai‐Bihátsi

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In the course of an attempted synthesis of E‐norvincamine (4) (−)‐15‐oxovincamone (7), prepared from (−)‐vincamone (2), was converted by means of methanolic sodium methoxide to give the (−)‐11‐cis and (±)‐12‐trans alcohols. Alkaline hydrolysis of the dioxo compound 7 furnishes the α‐oxo acids 8 and 9 as a result of an epimerization‐racemization process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1794-1803
Number of pages10
JournalLiebigs Annalen der Chemie
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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