A Flow Process for the Multi-Step Synthesis of the Alkaloid Natural Product Oxomaritidine: A New Paradigm for Molecular Assembly
I.R. Baxendale, J. Deeley, C.M. Griffiths-Jones, S.V. Ley, S. Saaby and G. Tranmer, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 2006, 2566-2568.
A flow process for the multi-step synthesis of the alkaloid natural product (±)-oxomaritidine is described, mediated through the use of microfluidic pumping systems that progress material through various packed columns containing immobilized reagents, catalysts, scavengers or catch and release agents; our route involves the combination of seven separate synthetic steps linked into one continuous sequence utilizing flow chemistry.