Online article for Non-subscribers

Pay per view

Heterocycles has a pay-per-view service for Non-subscribers.
You will be able to directly purchase the full text article through PayPal.
Your purchased Paper can be downloaded after the payment is completed.
An e-mail will be sent the URL to download the paper.
If you have any questions, please contact:

Price: ¥ 4,400 (Yen only)
Period: This Article can be accessed for 7 days.

Communication | Regular issue | Vol 9, No. 7, 1978, pp.803-806
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1978-07-0803
A New Approach to Quinazolinocarboline Alkaloids: Synthesis of (±)-Evodiamine, Rutaecarpine and Dehydroevodiamine

Bruno Danieli* and Giovanni Palmisano

*Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e Industriale, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Venzian 21, 20133 Milano, Italy


Treatment of the tetracyclic lactam (I) with Hg(OAc)2 gives (±)-evodiamine (III) which is in turn regiospecifically oxidized to rutaecarpine (IVa) by MnO2 or to dehydroevodiamine (V) by other oxidants.