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Alopecuridine Synthesis

Posted by naturalproductman on March 22, 2011

Yong-Qiang Tu and co-workers at Lanzhou University have reported in ACIEE on the total synthesis of alopecuridine.  The five membered ring was accessed via a SmI2 mediated pinacol coupling.


ACIEE paper

Posted in Alkaloids, Cascade Reactions, Methodology, Named Reactions, Pinacol coupling, Pinacol rearrangement, Ring forming | Leave a Comment »