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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 19, No. 12, 1982, pp.2255-2257
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1982-12-2255
Synthesis of Norrufescine

Mary D. Manachery, Michael P. Cava, Keith T. Buck, and William J. Prinz

*Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 231 South 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323, U.S.A.


The phenolic azafluoranthene alkaloid norrufescine 1 has been synthesized. The key step in the synthesis involved the formation of the tetracyclic azafluoranthene nucleus by a novel aprotic thermolysis of a condensed triazine precursor.