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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 29, No. 2, 1989, pp.313-319
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-4725
Heterocyclic Spiro Compounds. III. Synthesis of [2R*,11bR*]-9.10-Dimethoxy-1,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydrobenzo[a]quinolizine-2-spiro-3’-pyrrolidines and [2R*,11bR*]-9,10-Dimethoxy-1,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydrobenzo[a]quinolizine-2-spiro-3’-pyrrolidin-2’-ones

J. Carlos Menéndez and Mónica M. Söllhuber*

*Departamento de Química Orgánica y Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain


The stereochemistry of succinimides 1, pyrrolidines 2 and pyrrolidinones 3 is reported on the basis of spectroscopic data. The results of the reduction of 1 with lithium aluminum hydride and diborane are described.