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Communication | Special issue | Vol 5, No. 1, 1976, pp.59-66
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/S-1976-01-0059
Studies on the Synthesis of Bisindole Alkaloids. V. The Hydrazine Method

James P. Kutney,* Edwin Jahngen, and Tetsuya Okutani

*Department of Chemisry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, V5T 1W5, Canada


The hydrazine method, which involves the removal of the C18’ ester group in a series of synthetic bisindole derivatives by means of anhydrous hydrazine, can be employed for the synthesis of a family of bisindole derivatives possessing natural stereochemistry at the important C18’ position.