Chemoenzymatic approaches to the montanine alkaloids: a total synthesis of (+)-brunsvigine.

@article{Banwell2007ChemoenzymaticAT,
  title={Chemoenzymatic approaches to the montanine alkaloids: a total synthesis of (+)-brunsvigine.},
  author={Martin Gerhardt Banwell and Okanya J. Kokas and Anthony C. Willis},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 18},
  pages={
          3503-6
        }
}
The readily available and enzymatically derived cis-1,2-dihydrocatechols 3a and 3b have been elaborated over 17 steps, including a novel radical addition/elimination sequence, into the enantiomer, (+)-1, of the montanine alkaloid brunsvigine [(-)-1]. 
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