Chemistry of indoles carrying basic functions. I. Transformation of hydroxyindolones into indoles

István Moldvai, E. Gács-Baitz, Csaba Szántay

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3‐Hydroxy‐3‐[(2‐ and 4‐pyridyl)methyl]‐1H‐indol‐2‐ones (1, 12) have been reduced with NaBH4/MeOH/t‐BuOH. After acidic treatment, 2‐ and 3‐substituted indoles (2, 11 and 13, 14, respectively) were obtained. The intermediates 3 and 4 of the rearrangement were isolated and the effect of the pyridylmethyl groups on the rearrangement has also been established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalRecueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays‐Bas
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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