Synthesis of Lupinine Esters from Betulonic Acid Chloride
The reaction shown above outlines the synthesis of the lupinine ester. These esters have been studied for their biological properties. Found mainly in plants there is heavy research being done on them for their antiviral, antitumor and hepatoprotective activity. In some cases lupinine esters can exhibit local anesthetic properties.
The reaction shows how you would synthesize a lupinine ester from betulonic acid chloride with lupinine. Side conditions for this reaction include the presence of triethylamine and must be performed in dry CCl4.