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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 7, 1986, pp.1821-1824
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-07-1821
Synthesis of the Quinoline Alkaloids Buchapine and Ravesilone

Aurora Bellino* and Pietro Venturella

*Dipartimento di Chimica Organica, Università digli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi 20 90123 Palermo, Italy


Buchapine (I) has been synthesized in one step by a Claisen rearrangement of 3-(γ,γ-dimethylallyl)-4-(γ,γ-dimethylallyloxy)-2-quinolone (III). The total synthesis of ravesilone (II) has been carried out from γ,γ-dimethylallylmalonic acid-2-methoxyanilide (V) in three steps.