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Report | Regular issue | Vol 20, No. 9, 1983, pp.1797-1799
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1983-09-1797
A Short Step Synthesis of Lespedamine

Masanori Somei, Haruhiko Sato, and Chikara Kaneko

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-0934, Japan


A convenient synthetic method for 1-hydroxy-, 1-methoxy-, and 1-acetoxy-2-oxindole was disclosed starting from methyl 2-nitrophenylacetate. A five-step synthesis of lespedamine was achieved utilizing this method.