(Chemical Equation Presented) An enantioselective total synthesis of the Strychnos alkaloid (+)-minfiensine has been accomplished. Prominent features of this synthesis include (i) a new enantioselective organocatalytic Diels-Alder/amine cyclization sequence to build the central tetracyclic pyrroloindoline framework in four steps from commercial materials and (ii) a 6-exo-dig radical cyclization to forge the final piperidinyl ring system. This total synthesis of (+)-minfiensine was completed in nine chemical steps and 21% overall yield.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry