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Iodine-Mediated Electrochemical C(sp2)-H Amination: Switchable Synthesis of Indolines and Indoles

Kangfei Hu, Yan Zhang, Zhenghong Zhou, Yu Yang, Zhenggen Zha* and Zhiyong Wang*

*University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, Peoples Republic of China, Email:,

K. Hu, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhou, Y. Yang, Z. Zha, Z. Wang, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 5773-5777.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01821

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A metal-free electrochemical intramolecular C(sp2)-H amination using iodine as a mediator enables a switchable synthesis of indoline and indole derivatives from easily available 2-vinyl anilines.

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Key Words

indolines, indoles, electrochemistry

ID: J54-Y2020