Three-component domino reactions for selective formation of indeno[1,2- b ]indole derivatives

Bo Jiang, Qiu Yun Li, Shu Jiang Tu, Guigen Li

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Efficient three-component domino strategies for the synthesis of multifunctionalized tetracyclic indeno[1,2-b]indole derivatives with different substituted patterns have been established successfully. The first pathway involves a novel sequential methyl migration, aromatization, and esterification, while a second reaction in HOAc leads to compounds 6 with high syn diastereoselectivity. Both reactions showed attractive features including mild conditions, convenient one-pot operation, short reaction times of 15-32 min, and excellent regio- and/or stereoselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5210-5213
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 19 2012


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