Takafumi Kitawaki

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The total synthesis of (+/-)-murrayazoline (1) is described. The characteristic hexa-heterocyclic structure of 1 was constructed by a combination of the intramolecular Friedel-Crafts-type Michael addition and Pd-catalyzed C-O coupling reactions. The N-substituted carbazole component was synthesized in one pot by the double N-arylation of a sterically(More)
We describe here two cases of diffuse large cell type non-Hodgkin's lymphoma affecting the bilateral breasts. The contralateral tumor in one case appeared 17 months after the first mastectomy, whereas the bilateral tumors occurred concurrently in the other patient who was pregnant and showed widespread dissemination at initial presentation. Lymphoma cells(More)
A formal, metal-free, [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition strategy is described based on a cascade of two pericyclic processes. The first step involves an intramolecular propargylic ene reaction of a 1,6-diyne to generate a vinylallene, which then reacts in an inter- or intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction with an alkenyl or alkynyl dienophile. Reactions involving(More)
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