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Rh(III)-Catalyzed, Highly Selectively Direct C–H Alkylation of Indoles with Diazo Compounds

by 1,†, 1,†, 1, 2,* and 1,*
1
Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Chemical Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Jianghan University, Wuhan 430056, China
2
College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Hubei Engineering University, Xiaogan 432000, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Georgiy B. Shul'pin
Catalysts 2016, 6(6), 89; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal6060089
Received: 12 January 2016 / Revised: 16 May 2016 / Accepted: 17 May 2016 / Published: 18 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalytic Functionalization of C‒H Bonds)
Rh(III)-catalyzed regioselective alkylation of indoles with diazo compounds as a highly efficient and atom-economic protocol for the synthesis of alkyl substituted indoles has been developed. The reaction could proceed under mild conditions and afford a series of desired products in good to excellent yields. View Full-Text
Keywords: rhodium; C–H alkylation; indoles; diazo compound rhodium; C–H alkylation; indoles; diazo compound
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Wan, K.; Li, Z.; Qu, X.; Wang, F.; Wang, L. Rh(III)-Catalyzed, Highly Selectively Direct C–H Alkylation of Indoles with Diazo Compounds. Catalysts 2016, 6, 89.

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