A new approach to indole alkaloids via indole chromium complexes

M. F. Semmelhack, Paul Knochel, T. Singleton

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Abstract

The activating effect of pi complexation of a Cr(CO)3 unit allows selective nucleophilic substitution in indoles such as tryptophan derivatives and provides intermediates for the synthesis of clavicipitic acid and related indole natural products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5051-5054
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume34
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 6 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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