Hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA)-Enabled Carbazolyne Chemistry: Single Step, de Novo Construction of the Pyranocarbazole Core of Alkaloids of the Murraya koenigii (Curry Tree) Family

Tao Wang, Thomas R. Hoye

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations

Abstract

Here we report the use of the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) reaction for the de novo construction of a benzenoid ring in fused polycyclic heteroaromatic carbazole (i.e., [2,3]-benzoindole) skeletons. The strategy allows creation of highly substituted benzenoids. We also describe the HDDA-enabled chemical synthesis of the natural product alkaloids mahanimbine and koenidine. Trapping of the intermediate carbazolyne with a conjugated enal, proceeding through formal [2+2] cycloaddition, 4π-electrocyclic ring opening, and 6π-electrocyclic ring-closing events, constitutes a robust method for producing pyranocarbazoles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13870-13873
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume138
Issue number42
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2016

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA)-Enabled Carbazolyne Chemistry: Single Step, de Novo Construction of the Pyranocarbazole Core of Alkaloids of the Murraya koenigii (Curry Tree) Family'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this