An improved phenanthrene synthesis

A simple route to (±)- tylophorine

Andris J. Liepa*, Roger E. Summons

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    Vanadium trifluoride oxide was found to convert a variety of 1,2-diarylethylene derivatives into phenanthrenes in high yield and provided the means for an efficient synthesis of (±)-tylophorine.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)826-827
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 1977

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