Concise total synthesis of (-)-mersicarpine

Yusuke Iwama, Kentaro Okano, Kenji Sugimoto, Hidetoshi Tokuyama

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A concise total synthesis of (-)-mersicarpine from a known cyclohexanone was accomplished. The azepinoindole core was constructed by a DIBAL-H-mediated reductive ring-expansion reaction of oxime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2320-2322
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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