Concise total synthesis of acortatarin A

Takaaki Teranishi, Masayuki Kageyama, Shigefumi Kuwahara

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The spirocyclic pyrrole alkaloid, acortatarin A, which had been isolated from a Chinese medicinal plant, was synthesized from a known olefinic compound by a concise six-step sequence involving N-alkylation of a pyrrole derivative with an α-bromo ketone intermediate as the key step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-678
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Acortatarin
  • N-alkylation
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Spiro acetal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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