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Review | Regular issue | Vol 2, No. 1, 1974, pp.105-123
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1974-01-0105
Application of Enamide Photocyclization to the Synthesis of Natural Products

Ichiya Ninomiya*

*Kobe Women’s College of Pharmacy, Motoyamakita, Higashinad, Kobe, Hyogo 658, Japan


Enamide photocyclization has been shown to be a new and useful tool for the synthesis of various nitrogen-containing heterocyclic systems, particularly alkaloids. By this means, the synthesis of crinan, benzo(c)phenanthridine, aporphine, protoberberine and yohimbine alkaloids has been achieved.