Studies on the acid-catalyzed dimerization of 2-prenylindoles

Victor Lee, Man Ki Cheung, Wing Tak Wong, Kin Fai Cheng

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Acid-catalyzed dimerization of 2-prenylindole derivatives 11, 16, and 27 have been examined. While 2-dehydroprenylindole 11 underwent polymerization, alcohols 16 and 27 gave indolo[3,2-b]carbazole derivatives 18 and 29 respectively. The structure of 29 has been determined by X-ray crystallography. Mechanisms for the formation of 18 and 29 from 16 and 27 have been proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9455-9468
Number of pages14
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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