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Report | Regular issue | Vol 16, No. 10, 1981, pp.1735-1738
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1981-10-1735
A New Product in the Photooxidation of Berberine: A Lactamic Aldehyde

M. Leonor Contreras* and Roberto Rozas

*Department of Chemistry, Facluty of Science, University of Santiago of Chile, Casilla 56559, Santiago-2, Chile


Berberinium chloride (1) unsensitized photooxidation in the presence of sodium methoxide affords the lactamic aldehyde (2) in contrast to the already informed sensitized reaction that furnishes the betaine (3).