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Molecules 2011, 16(5), 3855-3868;

RuCl3·3H2O Catalyzed Reactions: Facile Synthesis of Bis(indolyl)methanes under Mild Conditions

Department of Chemistry and Biology, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou, Jiangxi 341000, China
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Received: 23 March 2011 / Revised: 20 April 2011 / Accepted: 25 April 2011 / Published: 9 May 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Chemistry)
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RuCl3·3H2O was found to be an effective catalyst for reactions of indoles, 2-methylthiophene, and 2-methylfuran with aldehydes to afford the corresponding bis(indolyl)methanes, bis(thienyl)methanes, and bis(fur-2-yl)methanes in moderate to excellent yields. Experimental results indicated that mono(indolyl)methanol is not the reaction intermediate under these reaction conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: bis(indolyl)methane; RuCl3·3H2O; aldehyde; indole bis(indolyl)methane; RuCl3·3H2O; aldehyde; indole

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Qu, H.-E.; Xiao, C.; Wang, N.; Yu, K.-H.; Hu, Q.-S.; Liu, L.-X. RuCl3·3H2O Catalyzed Reactions: Facile Synthesis of Bis(indolyl)methanes under Mild Conditions. Molecules 2011, 16, 3855-3868.

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