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Review | Regular issue | Vol 1, No. 3, 1973, pp.327-377
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1973-03-0327
Synthesis of Androcymbine and Related Homomorphinandienones

Tetsuji Kametani,* Keiichiro Fukumoto, and Masuo Koizumi

*Pharmaceutical Institute, Tohoku University, Aobayama, Sendai 980-8578, Japan


The synthesis of the homomorphinandienones by several methods are discussed. The total synthesis of the homomorphinandienone alkaloids androcymbine and O-methylandrocymbine by a photo-Pschorr reaction or photo-cyclodehydrohalogenation are described.