(Chemical Equation Presented). A methodology for the preparation of asmarine analogues has been developed. The asmarines are cytotoxic marine alkaloids with a unique tetrahydro[1,4]diazepino[1,2,3-g,h]purine (THDAP) structure. Three cyclization methods were applied for the preparation of the 9,9-disubstituted 10-hydroxy-THDAP system, namely, aminomercurization, iodocyclization, and acid-catalyzed cyclization. The DMPM group of the NOH functionality and cyanoethyl group of the N-9 atom were found to be the most suitable protecting groups. The structures of all compounds were mainly determined from NMR measurements including 15N chemical shifts obtained from 15NH HMBC spectra. The end products are at least about 1 order of magnitude less active than the natural product asmarine B.