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Organocatalytic C3-selective Friedel–Crafts alkylations of indoles with α,β-unsaturated ketones

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The use of an equimolar amount of pyrrolidine and HClO4 (30 mol%) was found to be effective in promoting the conjugate addition of indoles to (E)-α,β-unsaturated ketones, affording the corresponding β-indolyl ketones in excellent yields.

Graphical abstract: Organocatalytic C3-selective Friedel–Crafts alkylations of indoles with α,β-unsaturated ketones

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Submitted
17 Oct 2005
Accepted
10 Jan 2006
First published
19 Jan 2006

Chem. Commun., 2006, 799-801
Article type
Communication

Organocatalytic C3-selective Friedel–Crafts alkylations of indoles with α,β-unsaturated ketones

D. Li, Y. Guo, Y. Ding and W. Xiao, Chem. Commun., 2006, 799
DOI: 10.1039/B514648H

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