A biomimetic route to the ergot derailment products, the clavicipitic acids - detection of a reactive intermediate by 31p nmr - some chemical underpinnings for a proposed intermediate in ergot alkaloid biosynthesis.

Alan P. Kozikowski, Makoto Okita

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A biomimetic route to the clavicipitic acids has been developed which is based on the Mitsunobu reaction of the diol 4a.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4043-4046
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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