Catalytic synthesis of indoles from alkynes

Karolin Krüger, Annegret Tillack, Matthias Beller

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In the past decade alkynes have become attractive starting materials for the synthesis of a variety of indole derivatives. This review summarizes the development of diverse homogeneous catalytic methods for the synthesis of indoles from alkynes and different N nucleophiles such as arylhydrazines, aniline derivatives, aryl isonitriles and nitroarenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2153-2167
Number of pages15
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number14-15
StatePublished - 6 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkynes
  • Anilines
  • Hydrazines
  • Indoles
  • Isonitriles
  • Nitroarenes


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