Bufadienolides. 26. Synthesis of Scillarenin

Yoshiaki Kamano, George Pettit

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Bufalin (1), previously synthesized from digitoxigenin, was utilized as relay in a new synthetic route to scillarenin (4). Important steps in the synthesis of scillarenin included bromination and dehydrohalogenation of bufalone (2a) to yield scillarenone (3). The overall transformation from digitoxigenin also comprised the first conversion of a plant cardenolide to a plant bufadienolide (4).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2629-2631
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 1 1974

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  • Organic Chemistry


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