The preparation of the Merck Growth Hormone Secretagogue; MK-677 is described. A Fischer indole/reduction based strategy provides the novel spiroindoline nucleus of this potent compound. This optimized sequence necessitates the isolation of only one intermediate 10 and provides MK-677 in 48% overall yield from isonipecotic acid 3.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry
- Fischer indole
- Growth hormone secretagogue