172.Development of a Strategy for the Total Synthesis of Aspidosperma Alkaloids via the Cyclobutenone-Based PET-Initiated Cationic Radical-Driven [2+2]/Retro-Mannich Reaction

Jianyu Long, Rudong Liu, Xinpeng Mu, Zhilin Song, Zhongchao Zhang,* and Zhen Yang*

Org. Lett. 2024, 26(15), 2960–2964

A novel strategy for the synthesis of Aspidosperma alkaloids has been achieved via a photoredox-initiated [2+2]/retro-Mannich reaction of tryptamine-substituted enaminones as a key step. The developed chemistry has been applied to the construction of the core tetracycle of Aspidosperma alkaloids (±)-aspidospermidine and (±)-limaspermidine.