Synthesis of azacridone A.


[reaction: see text] The first total synthesis of the only known naturally occurring azaacridone alkaloid (1) has been achieved in 10 steps from phloroglucinol. A variety of ortholithiation reactions are described, and a method for overcoming the originally unfavorable regiochemistry of one of them is provided.

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@article{Scopton2004SynthesisOA, title={Synthesis of azacridone A.}, author={Alex Scopton and Trevor Kelly}, journal={Organic letters}, year={2004}, volume={6 21}, pages={3869-71} }