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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 26, No. 1, 1987, pp.69-73
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1987-01-0069
Side-chain Substitution of 6-Methylellipticine Approach to a New Class of Ellipticine Derivatives

Albert Langendoen, Gerrit-Jan Koomen, and Upendra K. Pandit

*Organic Chemistry Department, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Reaction of 6-methylellipticne with lithium diisopropylamide results in deprotonation of the C11-CH3 group, generating an anion which reacts with formaldehyde to give the corresponding hydroxymethyl derivative. The latter has been converted into its riboside, glucoside and galactoside.