Indium(III)-catalyzed cyclization reactions of aromatic 5-enynamides were studied. Indium triflate enabled the efficient synthesis of 2-aminonaphthalenes and 2-amino-1H-indenes from aromatic N-methyl-N-tosyl-ynamides bearing an ortho-vinyl and -isobutenyl group, respectively. The aromatic N-3-arylpropargylynamides bearing an ortho-gem-dihalovinyl subunit underwent a tandem cyclization/carbobromination reaction in the presence of indium tribromide to provide the dibrominated 2,3-dihydro-1H-indeno[2,1-b]pyridine derivatives in good yields.
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