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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 57, No. 3, 2002, pp.421-424
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-01-9417
Nucleophilic Substitution Reaction on the Nitrogen of Indole Nucleus: A Novel Synthesis of 1-Aryltryptamines

Toshikatsu Hayashi, Wu Peng, Yu-ya Nakai, Koji Yamada, and Masanori Somei*

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-0934, Japan


1-Hydroxytryptamine derivatives undergo nucleophilic substitution reaction on the indole nitrogen (Na) as a general reaction by the treatment with acid, providing a novel synthetic method for 1-aryltryptamines. Depending on the structures of nucleophiles, 5- and 7-substituted tryptamines can also be produced in addition to the 1-aryltryptamines.