Manganese(III) acetate mediated oxidation of aporphines: a convenient and useful synthesis of oxoaporphines

Om V. Singh, Wei Jan Huang, Chung Hsiung Chen, Shoei Sheng Lee

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Manganese(III) acetate mediated oxidation of aporphines to oxoaporphines is described. The developed methodology was conveniently applied for the synthesis of naturally occurring oxoaporphine alkaloids, oxoglaucine, and atheroline, starting from commercially available boldine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8166-8169
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - Nov 12 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Aporphines
  • Atheroline
  • Iodobenzene diacetate
  • Isoquinoline alkaloids
  • Manganese(III) acetate
  • Oxoaporphine
  • Oxoglaucine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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