Addition of indoles to oxyallyl cations for facile access to α-indole carbonyl compounds
Chi, Robin Yonggui
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A direct coupling of unprotected indoles and α-halo ketones via in situ generated oxyallyl cation intermediates is described. The reactions efficiently afford α-indole carbonyl compounds with good to quantitative yields.
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