Application of a new reaction of α-phenylselenylketones to the synthesis of erysotrine

Yoshisuke Tsuda, Shinzo Hosoi, Akira Nakai, Takeshi Ohshima, Yuki Sakai, Fumiyuki Kiuchi

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Treatment of an α-phenylselenylketone with mercury(II) perchlorate in methanol yielded an α,α-dimethoxyketone; by using this new reaction an erythrinan alkaloid, erysotrine, was synthesized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1216-1217
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Jan 1


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  • Molecular Medicine

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