A concise synthesis of butylcycloheptylprodigiosin.

  title={A concise synthesis of butylcycloheptylprodigiosin.},
  author={Jonathan T Reeves},
  journal={Organic letters},
  volume={9 10},
A short and efficient total synthesis of the tripyrrole alkaloid butylcycloheptylprodigiosin is described. Key to the brevity of the approach is a two-step synthesis of macrocyclic formylpyrrole 4 from cyclononenone 6.