Ruthenium-catalyzed synthesis of indoles from anilines and trialkanolammonium chlorides in an aqueous medium

  • Cho C
  • Kim J
  • Shim S
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Abstract

Anilines react with trialkanolammonium chlorides in an aqueous medium (H2O-dioxane) at 180°C in the presence of a catalytic amount of ruthenium(III) chloride hydrate and triphenylphosphine together with tin(II) chloride dihydrate to afford the corresponding indoles in good yields. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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  • Catalyst
  • Cyclization
  • Indoles
  • Ruthenium

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Authors

  • Chan Sik Cho

  • Jin Hwang Kim

  • Sang Chul Shim

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