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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 16, No. 9, 1981, pp.1469-1472
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1981-09-1469
Studies in the Dihydropyridine Series. V. Synthesis of Pyridocarbazole Alkaloids: Olivacine and Guatambuine

James P. Kutney,* Masaki Noda, Morman G. Lewis, Beatrice Monteiro, Danuta Mostowicz, and Brian R. Worth

*Department of Chemisry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, V5T 1W5, Canada


The tricarbonylchromium(0) complex 8 effectively stabilized the very reactive dihydropyridine system during one carbon insertion. Release of the complex allowed cyclization to the pyridocarbazole product 13 which was elaborated to olivacine 1 and guatambuine 2.