Total synthesis of (-)-conophylline and (-)-conophyllidine

Yuki Han-Ya, Hidetoshi Tokuyama, Tohru Fukuyama

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Double take: The total syntheses of the title compounds were accomplished in a highly convergent manner. The approach features the regio- and diastereoselective Polonovski-Potier-type reaction for the coupling of two aspidosperma skeletons and the formation of the dihydrofuran ring. Troc=2,2,2-trichloroethoxycarbonyl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4884-4887
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 16


  • alkaloids
  • cascade reactions
  • heterocycles
  • natural products
  • total synthesis


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