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Hydroxygardnerine, Hydroxygardnutine, Gardnerine, (E)-16-epi-Normacusine B, and Koumine syntheses

Posted by naturalproductman on April 4, 2016

Hiromitsu Takayama and co-workers from Chiba University have reported in Organic Letters on the syntheses of some indole alkaloids using a gold catalyzed 6-exo dig cyclization – which looks like a Conia-ene reaction.

 

OL paper

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