Regioselective switching approach for the synthesis of α and δ carboline derivatives

Tang Hao Yang, Chun Wei Kuo, Veerababurao Kavala, Ashok Konala, Chia Yu Huang, Ching Fa Yao*

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A metal-free protocol for accessing both α and δ-carboline derivatives, starting from a common indolylchalcone oxime ester precursor is reported. The reaction involves mild conditions and uses a regiodivergent approach. DDQ is used as a switching agent in selectively generating α and δ-carboline derivatives in good to moderate yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1676-1679
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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