Heteroaromatic Construction: The Sato Synthesis of (-)-Herbindole

Organic-Chemistry.org - Shu-Jiang Tu of Xuzhou University and Guigen Li of Texas Tech University condensed (Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 700. DOI: 10.1021/ol203166c) the enamine 22 with the aldehyde hydrate 23 to give the pyrrole 24, that should be readily aromatized to the corresponding indole.

Troels Skrydstrup of Aarhus University devised (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
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Shu-Jiang Tu of Xuzhou University and Guigen Li of Texas Tech University condensed (Org. Lett.2012, 14, 700. DOI: 10.1021/ol203166c) the enamine 22 with the aldehyde hydrate 23 to give the pyrrole 24, that should be readily aromatized to the corresponding indole.

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