One-pot sequential multi-component reaction: Synthesis of 3-substituted indoles

Paran J. Borpatra, Bhaskar Deka, Basanta K. Rajbongshi, Mohit L. Deb, Pranjal K. Baruah
2018 Figshare  
Here, we have developed a 3-component one-pot sequential approach to 3-substituted indoles. The main advantages of this process are step economy, reduced waste, and operational simplicity. The method involves in situ generation of 3-indolylalcohols from the reaction of indoles and aldehydes in the presence of base. Further, nucleophilic substitution of 3-indolylalcohols with various nucleophiles affords 3-substituted indole derivatives. The reaction does not requires any hazardous and expensive
more » ... metal catalyst. In addition, the reaction is carried out in (1:1) ethanol–water which is considered as environmentally benign solvent. On the other hand, nonsequential 3-component reaction results in the formation of unwanted bisindolylmethanes.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6793880.v1 fatcat:qohf2wq7gbbv5fuktenj63u5li