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Communication | Special issue | Vol 37, No. 2, 1994, pp.739-742
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-93-S112
The First Total Synthesis of γ-Schizandrin and Gomisin N Having Natural Configurations

Masahide Tanaka, Toshihiro Ohshima, Hiroshi Mitsuhashi, Masao Maruno, and Takeshi Wakamatsu*

*Central Research Laboratory, Tsumura & Co., 3586 Yoshiwara, Ami-machi, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki, 300-11, Japan


The total syntheses of γ-schizandrin and gomisin N were achieved in a stereoselective manner. The success of these synthesis heavily depends on the stereoselective reduction of tetracyclic lactones with magnesium in methanol.