Total synthesis of (±)-kainic acid: A photochemical C-H carbamoylation approach

Takuma Kamon, Yayoi Irifune, Tetsuaki Tanaka, Takehiko Yoshimitsu

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A novel photochemical C-H carbamoylation of an octahydroisoindole derivative with PhNCO has allowed the authors to provide a unique access to a highly functionalized proline motif from which total synthesis of (±)-kainic acid, a bioactive marine alkaloid, has been accomplished.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2674-2677
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 20 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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