Synthesis of indoles using visible light: Photoredox catalysis for palladium-catalyzed C-H activation

Jochen Zoller, David C. Fabry, Meria A. Ronge, Magnus Rueping*

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Abstract

A combined palladium- and photoredox-catalyzed C-H olefination enables the synthesis of indoles. By using visible light, the direct C-H activation of aromatic enamines can be achieved and a variety of indole derivatives can be obtained in good yields under mild reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13264-13268
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume53
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 24 2014

Keywords

  • C-H functionalization
  • Heck reaction
  • Photocatalysis
  • Superoxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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