Studies of a Diazo Cyclopropanation Strategy for the Total Synthesis of (-)-Lundurine A.

The bioactive Kopsia alkaloids lundurines A-D are the only natural products known to contain indolylcyclopropane. Achieving their syntheses can provide important insights into their biogenesis, as well as novel synthetic routes for complex natural products. Asymmetric total synthesis of (-)-lundurine A has previously been achieved through a Simmons-Smith… CONTINUE READING