Stereoselective double Friedel-Crafts alkylation of indoles with divinyl ketones

Andrew C Silvanus, Stephen J Heffernan, D J Liptrot, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, B I Andrews, David R Carbery

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A tandem double Friedel-Crafts reaction of indoles and nonsymmetrical divinyl ketones has been achieved. The tandem reaction forms complex [6-5-7]-tricyclic Indoles in excellent yields. The reaction is completely regioselective and offers high levels of syn diastereoselectivity. The reaction Is also seen to be sensitive to substrate structure and catalyst.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1178
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number5
Early online date11 Feb 2009
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2009


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