Chiral synthesis of (-)-mesembranol starting from D-glucose

Noritaka Chida, Kohji Sugihara, Seiichiro Ogawa

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The chiral synthesis of the Sceletium alkaloid, (-)-mesembranol 1 is described; the cyclohexane ring in 1 is prepared in an optically active form from D-glucose using Ferrier's carbocyclisation reaction and the perhydroindole skeleton is effectively constructed by an intramolecular aminomercuration reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-902
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1

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  • Molecular Medicine


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