A method for synthesizing camptothecin and camptothecin analogsusing a novel hydroxyl-containing tricyclic intermediate and thecamptothecin analogs produced by the process. The camptothecinanalogs are effective inhibitors of topoisomerase I and showanti-leukemic and anti-tumor activity.
Synthesis of camptothecin and analogs thereof
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