Synthesis of Strychnine

Structure of Strychnine

C21H22N2O2

Principal investigatorPeter C. Vollhardt
Publication year2000
Synthesis typeFormal
Number of steps 13 (linear)
References
Part 1 of 1
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Na2CO3, MeO(CH2)2OCH2Cl
DMF
RT, 50 min, 86%
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CuI, Pd(PPh3)2Cl2, Trimethylsilylacetylene
Et3N
RT, 60 min, 98%
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HCl
H2O, THF
RT, 3 d
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(COCl)2
RT, 14 h, 83% (2 steps)
intermediate structure + intermediate structure
NaOH, n-Bu4N+ Cl-
CH2Cl2, H2O
0 °C, 50 min, 86%
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CpCo(C2H4)2, C2H2
THF
0 °C, 45 min, 46%
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KOH
H2O, MeOH
Reflux, 6 h, 93%
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Fe(NO3)3.9H2O
H2O, MeCN, THF
0 °C, 15 min, 77%
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Li2CO3
DMA
40 °C, 24 h, 74%
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NaOi-Pr
i-PrOH
RT, 16 h, 90%
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AIBN, n-Bu3SnH
PhH
RT, 60 min, 37%
"Also isolated was the Z-isomer (34 % yield)."
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HCl
H2O, THF
RT, 3 h, 99%
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Remaining...
28% (1 step)
"The yield was 72 % brsm. See : J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58, 7490."
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