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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 29, No. 5, 1989, pp.857-860
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-4926
A New and Convenient Synthesis of Macarpine and Dihydromacrpine from Oxychelirubine

Miyoji Hanaoka,* Won Jea Cho, Shuji Yoshida, Tsukasa Fueki, and Chisato Mukai

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Scicences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-0934, Japan


A novel and biomimetic conversion of oxychelirubine (8) to macarpine (1) and dihydromacarpine (12) was achieved by regioselective iodination and subsequent methoxylation.