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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 6, No. 4, 1977, pp.463-467
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1977-04-0463
Neopelline. A Partial Synthesis of 8-Acetyl-14-benzoylneoline

S. William Pelletier,* J. Bhattacharayya, and Naresh V. Mody

*Department of Chemistry, Institute for Natural Products Research, The University of Georgia, Chemistry Building, Athens, Georgia 30602-2556, U.S.A.


A synthesis of 8-acetyl-14-benzoylneoline has been effected in five steps from the known alkaloid, delphisine. On the basis of the reported data for “neopelline”, the suggested structure of 8-acetyl-14-benzoylneoline is in error and the existence of “neopelline” in nature is doubtful.