Synthesis of Indoles via Domino Reaction of N-Aryl Amides and Ethyl Diazoacetate
Sun-Liang Cui, Jing Wang and Yan-Guang Wang*
*Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P. R. China, Email: orgwygzju.edu.cn
S.-L. Cui, J. Wang, Y.-G. Wang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 13526-13527.
A general and concise synthesis of functionalized indoles via electrophilic activation of N-aryl amides and addition of ethyl diazoacetate to these highly activated amides offers a great potential for the synthesis of biologically active and naturally occurring indole derivatives.
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