An unprecedented route for the synthesis of 3,3′-biindoles by reductive cyclization of 3-[2-Nitro-1-(2-nitrophenyl)ethyl]-1H-indoles mediated by iron/ acetic acid

Chintakunta Ramesh, Veerababurao Kavala, Chun Wei Kuo, B. Rama Raju, Ching Fa Yao

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Abstract

An unprecedented route for the synthesis of 3,3′-biindoles is developed. Both symmetrical and unsymmetrical 3,3′-biindoles could be generated by this method. Mild conditions, high yields of the products, and environmentally acceptable reagent are the merits of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3796-3801
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Cyclization
  • Iron
  • Michael addition
  • Nitroalkenes
  • Nitrogen heterocycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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