3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||382.45 g/mol|
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Aspidophytine is an indole alkaloid that has attracted a lot of attention from synthetic chemists. An extract of the cockroach plant, aspidophytine is an insecticidal substance particularly effective against cockroaches. It is one of the two components of the dimer haplophytine.
In his suicide note, Harvard doctoral student Jason Altom mentioned his stress in attempting to devise a synthetic pathway for the aspidophytine sub-unit of haplophytine as a contributing factor to his psychological breakdown.
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- "Stereocontrolled total synthesis of (−)-aspidophytine" Sumi, S.; Matsumoto, K.; Tokuyama, H.; Fukuyama, T. Tetrahedron 2003, 59, 8571–8587 (doi:10.1016/j.tet.2003.09.005)
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- "A Concise Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Aspidophytine" Nicolaou, K. C., Dalby, S. M., Majumder, U. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130(45), 14942–14943 (doi:10.1021/ja806176w)
- Column: Totally Synthetic, by Paul Docherty, at the Royal Society of Chemistry; published October 9, 2009; retrieved October 3, 2014
- Lethal Chemistry at Harvard, by Stephen S> Hall, in the New York Times; published November 29, 1998; retrieved October 3, 2014
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