(Matrix presented) An enantioselective total synthesis of aspidophytine is described. The indole fragment bearing a cis-alkene substituent was efficiently prepared through radical cyclization of a 2-alkenylphenylisocyanide followed by Sonogashira coupling of the generated 2-iodoindole derivative with a functionalized acetylene unit. After formation of the 11-membered cyclic amine, the aspidosperma skeleton and lactone ring were constructed to complete the total synthesis.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry