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Cross-Dehydrogenative C-H Amination of Indoles under Aerobic Photo-oxidative Conditions

Tomoaki Yamaguchi, Eiji Yamaguchi and Akichika Itoh*

*Gifu Pharmaceutical University 1-25-4, Daigaku-nishi, Gifu 501-1196, Japan, Email:

T. Yamaguchi, E. Yamaguchi, A. Itoh, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 1282-1285.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00026

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A cross-dehydrogenative C(sp2)-H amination of indoles is mediated by 2-tert-butylanthraquinone as a photocatalyst, harmless visible light, and aerobic oxygen as the sole oxidant without a transition-metal catalyst and or external oxidant.

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Key Words

indoles, oxygen

ID: J54-Y2017