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

1,†, 1,†, 1, 2,* and 1,*
Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Chemical Materials and Devices, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Jianghan University, Wuhan 430056, China
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;
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)
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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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