Dragmacidin E Synthesis Studies. Preparation of a Model Cycloheptannelated Indole Fragment

2005-11-24T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Ken S. Feldman Paiboon Ngernmeesri
The conversion of N-2,2-dichloropropionyl indole methyl ester into a tetracyclic cycloheptannelated indole model compound for the synthesis of dragmacidin E was accomplished in 10 steps. Key reactions include a Witkop cyclization to fashion a C−C bond at C(4) of the indole nucleus and a subsequent Dieckmann cyclization to deliver the desired cycloheptanoid ring.