Synthesis of (-)-epibatidine

David A. Evans*, Karl A. Scheidt, C. Wade Downey

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matrix presented The synthesis of (-)-epibatidine has been accomplished utilizing a highly exo-selective asymmetric hetero Diels-Alder reaction. The key steps employed to transform the resulting bicycle into the natural product include a fluoride-promoted fragmentation and a Hofmann rearrangement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3009-3012
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Sep 20 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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