Iron-Catalyzed Ortho-Selective C−H Alkylation of Aromatic Ketones with N-Alkenylindoles and Partial Indolylation via 1,4-Iron Migration

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Abstract

An ortho-selective C−H alkylation of aromatic ketones with N-alkenylindoles proceeded in the presence of just a Fe(PMe3)4 catalyst. In addition, C−H indolylation products, which are considered to be formed via 1,4-iron migration, were also observed as minor products.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsian Journal of Organic Chemistry
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • alkylation
  • C−H activation
  • heterocycles
  • iron
  • ketones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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