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InBr3/Cu(OTf)2-catalyzedC-alkylation of pyrroles and indoles with α-diazocarbonyl compounds

Authors
Journal
Tetrahedron Letters
0040-4039
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
45
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2003.09.031
Keywords
  • Indium Compounds
  • Diazo Compounds
  • C-Alkylation
  • Heteroaromatics

Abstract

Abstract Pyrroles and indoles react smoothly with α-diazocarbonyl compounds in the presence of 10 mol% of InBr 3 under mild conditions to afford the corresponding 2- and 3-alkyl pyrrole and 3-alkyl indole derivatives, respectively, in good yields with high selectivity.

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