A convenient synthesis of luotonins A and B

Takashi Harayama, Yoshiaki Morikami, Yasumi Shigeta, Hitoshi Abe, Yasuo Takeuchi

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Total synthesis of the cytotoxic alkaloid, luotonin A, was achieved using a Pd-assisted biaryl coupling reaction of N-(bromoquinolinyl)methylquinazolinone with Cy3P and KOAc in high yield. Successive treatment of luotonin A with NBS and aqAgNO3 gave luotonin B in good yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-848
Number of pages2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytotoxic activity
  • Palladium
  • Pyrroloquinazoline alkaloid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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