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Note | Regular issue | Vol 45, No. 10, 1997, pp.2007-2013
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-97-7884
Synthesis of Vinca Alkaloids and Related Compounds LXXXVIII. Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of (+)-Vincamine

Tamás Nagy, Lajos Szabó, György Kalaus, and Csaba Szántay*

*Institute for Organic Chemistry, Technical University Budapest, H-1521 Budapest, P.O. Box 91Gellért tér 4, Hungary


The interaction of the chiral malonic ester derivative (5) with formaldehyde and Wenkert enamine (1) yields the tetrahydropyranoindoloquinolizine (6), from which a highly enantioselective synthesis of the commercially important alkaloid (+)-vincamine (12) was achieved.