(Chemical Equation Presented) A synthetic route to vinblastine and its analogues with an ethynyl group, which features a stereoselective coupling of an 11-membered key intermediate with vindoline, is described. Transformations of the alkynyl moiety including a partial reduction as well as a Sonogashira coupling furnished a variety of analogues.
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