Synthesis of indolylquinolines, indolylacridines, and indolylcyclopenta[b] quinolines from the Baylis-Hillman adducts: An in situ [1,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of an indole nucleus to access indolylacridines and indolylcyclopenta[b]quinolines

Chintakunta Ramesh, Po Min Lei, Donala Janreddy, Veerababurao Kavala, Chun Wei Kuo, Ching Fa Yao

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A simple and easy route to the synthesis of a variety of structurally diverse indolylquinolines, indolylacridines, and indolylcyclopenta[b]quinoline derivatives via the reductive cyclization of C-alkylated indole derivatives, derived from acyclic as well as cyclic Baylis-Hillman adducts with indoles, is described. An unusual in situ [1,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of the indole nucleus was observed during the reductive cyclicization of α- regioselective B-H adducts containing indoles to produce indolylacridines and indolylcyclopenta[b]quinoline derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8451-8464
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 5


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  • Organic Chemistry

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