A simple biomimetic synthesis of styelsamine B.

@article{Skyler2001ASB,
  title={A simple biomimetic synthesis of styelsamine B.},
  author={David A. Skyler and Clayton H. Heathcock},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={3 26},
  pages={
          4323-4
        }
}
An extremely rapid, low cost, and environmentally friendly entry into the pyridoacridine family of alkaloids has been devised, as demonstrated here by the first total synthesis of styelsamine B (3) and its oxidation to the quinoneimine cystodytin J (4). The known reaction of cystodytin J with methanethiol makes this a formal synthesis of diplamine. [reaction: see text] 

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