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Communication | Special issue | Vol 46, No. 1, 1997, pp.57-60
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-97-S22
Total Synthesis of the Structure Proposed for Picrasidine-H (Dimeric 4-Methoxy-β-carboline Alkaloid)

Hideharu Suzuki, Yuki Ebihara, Yuusaku Yokoyama, and Yasuoki Murakami*

*School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University, 2-2-1, Miyama, Funabashi, Chiba 274-8510, Japan

Abstract

Total synthesis of the reported structure of naturally occurring picrasidine-H (dimeric 4-methoxy-β-carboline alkaloid) was accomplished. However, the synthesized compound was not identical with the natural product. Our precise considerations revealed that the reported structure of picrasidine-H had been incorrectly characterized.