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Communication | Special issue | Vol 13, No. 1, 1979, pp.301-305
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/S-1979-01-0301
Stereoselective Synthesis of Yohimbane and Alloyohimbane

Toshio Suzuki, Akiko Tomino, Katsuo Unno, and Tetsuji Kametani*

*Pharmaceutical Institute, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan


A general method for the stereoselective synthesis of yohimbane and alloyohimbane is described. The preparation of pentacyclic ring systems as contained in yohimbine and reserpine showed should make possible the synthesis of such alkaloids by this method.