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Totally Synthetic by Paul H. Docherty, 26 March 2006

Total Synthesis of β-Erythroidine


H. Fukumoto, K. Takahashi, J. Ishihara, S. Hatakeyama, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 2731-2734.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200600210

Nice new publication in Angewandte, using a tandem ring-closing metathesis approach for assembly of two of the rings. The Lewis acid mediated cyclisation of the epoxide was rather sweet, too.