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Note | Regular issue | Vol 55, No. 6, 2001, pp.1165-1171
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-01-9203
A Concise Formal Synthesis of (±)-Deplancheine

Takashi Itoh, Yûji Matsuya, Yasuko Enomoto, and Akio Ohsawa*

*School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Showa University, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8555, Japan


For the purpose of verifying the utility of both enantiomers of 1-allyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-β-carboline in alkaloid synthesis, the racemic one was transformed to (±)-deplancheine in 10 steps in 11% overall yield.