A model system for the synthesis of complanadine alkaloids by "diverted Kondrat'eva" oxazole-olefin cycloaddition

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A synthetic approach to complanadine alkaloids is described which employs a Kondrat'eva reaction to construct the pyridine rings. The viability of this approach is demonstrated by its application to a model substrate accessed from unfunctionalized decalin. The key transformation affords the desired tetracyclic architecture with unprecedented incorporation of substituents on the pyridine ring, implicating the oxazole α-hydroxy group as an active participant in the cycloadduct fragmentation process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6253-6263
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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