(Chemical Equation Presented) Ergot alkaloids and their synthetic analogs have been reported to exhibit broad biological activity. We investigated direct construction of the C/D ring system of ergot alkaloids based on palladium-catalyzed domino cyclization of amino allenes. With this biscyclization as the key step, total synthesis of (±)-lysergic acid, (±)-lysergol, and (±)-isolysergol was achieved.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry