Total Synthesis of (±)-Grandilodine B

The first total synthesis of the opened-type Kopsia alkaloid grandilodine B is reported. Four stereocenters of this alkaloid, three of them quaternary, are stereoselectively generated by a Diels–Alder reaction, a diastereoselective cyanation of tertiary alcohol, and a facial-selective nitrone 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition.