(Chemical Equation Presented) The conversion of N-2,2-dichloropropionyl indole methyl ester into a tetracyclic cycloheptannelated indole model compound for the synthesis of dragmacidin E was accomplished in 10 steps. Key reactions include a Witkop cyclization to fashion a C-C bond at C(4) of the indole nucleus and a subsequent Dieckmann cyclization to deliver the desired cycloheptanoid ring.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry