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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 3, No. 5, 1975, pp.401-404
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1975-05-0401
A Fascinating Synthesis of Olivacine

Tetsuji Kametani,* Yoshifumi Ichikawa, Toshio Suzuki, and Keiichiro Fukumoto

*Pharmaceutical Institute, Tohoku University, Aobayama, Sendai 980-8578, Japan


The tumour-inhibiting alkaloid olivacine (11) has been synthesised by a reaction of indole with 4-(1-bromoethyl)-3-bromomethyl-2-methylpyridine (10).