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Regioselective synthesis of 3-alkylindoles mediated by zinc triflate

Zhu, X. W. and Ganesan, A. (2002) Regioselective synthesis of 3-alkylindoles mediated by zinc triflate Journal of Organic Chemistry, 67, (8), pp. 2705-2708. (doi:10.1021/jo010996b).

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Zinc triflate was found to be an effective reagent for the C3-alkylation of indoles by alkyl halides in the presence of Hunig's base and tetrabutylammonium iodide. This new method for indole alkylation proceeds by a S(N)1-like pathway, and is general for allylic, benzylic, and tertiary halides.

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Published date: 19 April 2002
Keywords: 3-substituted indoles, tryptophans


Local EPrints ID: 19873
ISSN: 0022-3263
PURE UUID: 7ef5f926-239a-4e91-8392-17f20e6481c7

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Date deposited: 20 Feb 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:30

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Author: X. W. Zhu
Author: A. Ganesan

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