8H-Isoquino[2,1-b][2,7]naphthyridin-8-ones: synthesis of the Alangium alkaloids, alangimaridine and alangimarine Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • It is shown that 3,4-dihydroisoquinolines are activated toward nucleophilic attack by reaction with trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate. The complex so formed reacts readily with the lithio derivative of 3-cyano-4-methyl-5-vinylpyridine, affording in a single step a tetracyclic amidine from which a lactam is obtained by hydrolysis. These reactions have been applied to the synthesis of the Alangium alkaloids, (±)-alangimaridine and alangimarine.

publication date

  • October 1, 1987