Indole Synthesis Using Silver Catalysis

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JournalChemistry, an Asian journal
DateAccepted/In press - 25 Mar 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 25 Mar 2019
Early online date25/03/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Indoles are amongst the most important class of heteroaromatics in organic chemistry, being commonly found in biologically active natural products and therapeutically useful compounds. The synthesis of indoles is therefore important and several methods for their synthesis that make use of silver(I) catalysts and reagents have been developed in recent years. This Focus Review contains, to the best of our knowledge, a comprehensive coverage of silver-mediated indole forming reactions since the first reaction of this type was reported in 2004.

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