The total synthesis of (±)-hinckdentine A is described herein. A cyanide-catalyzed imino-Stetter reaction of the aldimine derived from ethyl 2-amino-3,5-dibromocinnamate and 5-bromo-2-nitrobenzaldehyde followed by oxidative rearrangement afforded a 2,2-disubstituted 3-indolinone derivative containing the carbon skeleton and all of the functional groups present in the natural product correctly positioned, including three bromine atoms. Subsequent D-ring formation and seven-membered C-ring construction completed the total synthesis of hinckdentine A.
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