Synthesis of Illudinine

Structure of Illudinine

C16H17NO3

Principal investigatorRobert B. Woodward
Publication year1977
Synthesis typeTotal
Number of steps 15 (linear)
References
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intermediate structure + intermediate structure
AlCl3
MeNO2
RT, 5.5 h, 90%
intermediate structure
H2SO4
90 °C, 4 h
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MeI, KOt-Bu
PhH, t-BuOH
Reflux, 2 h
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Zn(Hg), HCl
EtOH, H2O
Reflux, 25.5 h, 36% (3 steps)
"Also isolated was the regioisomer (8 % yield)."
intermediate structure
Br2
MeNO2
RT, 60 min, 95%
intermediate structure
  1. n-BuLi
  2. B(OMe)3
  3. H2O2
  4. H2O
  5. AcOH
THF
-78 °C to RT, 2 h, 56%
intermediate structure
Me2SO4, K2CO3
Acetone
Reflux, 16 h, 96%
intermediate structure
  1. Mg
  2. Br(CH2)2Br
  3. ClCO2Me
THF
RT to Reflux, 5 h, 98%
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CrO3
AcOH
RT, 2 h, 36%
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NaBH4
MeOH
0 °C, 30 min, 96%
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TsOH
PhH
Reflux, 10 min, 100%
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OsO4
Et2O
RT, 15 h, 98%
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NaIO4
Dioxane , H2O
RT, 2 h, 100%
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NH4OAc
AcOH
RT, 2.5 h, 94%
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KOH
EtOH, H2O
RT, 20 h, 100%
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