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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 51, No. 2, 1999, pp.295-302
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-98-8389
Total Synthesis of (±)-Pedicularis-Lactone and (±)-Ningpogenin

An-Yang Lee, Meng-Yang Chang, and Nein-Chen Chang*

*Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan, R.O.C.


A total synthesis of (±)-pedicularis-lactone (1) and (±)-ningpogenin (2) via a trisubstitued cyclopentenoid (5) is described. The key step is photolytic cleavage of the bicyclo[2.2.l]heptanone.