Synthesis of Mesembrine

Structure of Mesembrine

C17H23NO3

Principal investigatorMaurice Shamma
Publication year1965
Synthesis typeTotal
Number of steps 20 (linear)
References
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1,3-Butadiene
PhMe
"No yield given."
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HCl, NaOEt
EtOH, H2O
0 °C to RT, 2.5 h
See the Nef Reaction
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H2, Pd/C
EtOH
70% (2 steps)
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NaH, AllylBr
PhH
Reflux, 10 h, 95%
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LiAlH4
Et2O
RT, 2 h, 70%
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Ac2O
Pyr
Reflux, 2 h, 92%
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OsO4, NaIO4
Dioxane , H2O
RT, ON, 79%
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AgNO3, KOH
EtOH, H2O
RT, 2 h, 93%
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(COCl)2
PhH
RT, 2 h
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MeNH2
PhH
0 °C, , 93% (2 steps)
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LiAlH4
Dioxane , THF
Reflux, 17 h, 90%
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HCO2Et
Et3N
Reflux, ON, 92%
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H2SO4, Na2Cr2O7
Acetone, H2O
80%
See the Jones Oxidation
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PhNMe3+ Br3-
THF
RT, 19 h
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CaCO3
DMF
Reflux, 2 h, 79% (2 steps)
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NaOCl
H2O, Pyr
0 °C, 60 min, 90%
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NaOAc, Cr(OAc)2
Acetone, AcOH
40%
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NaBH4
EtOH
RT, ON, 95%
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O2, Pt
EtOAc
RT, 3 d
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HCl
EtOH, H2O
Reflux, 4 h, 50% (2 steps)
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