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Note | Regular issue | Vol 71, No. 4, 2007, pp.919-924
Published online, 27th February, 2007
DOI: 10.3987/COM-06-10957
Bismuth Nitrate-Catalyzed Michael Reactions of Indoles in Water

Bimal K. Banik,* Isabella Garcia, and Frances R. Morales

*Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas-Pan American, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, Texas, U.S.A.


A remarkable and simple bismuth nitrate-catalyzed Michael reaction of indoles with 1,2-unsaturated ketones in water has been developed to reduce the complications that characterize the current standard conditions.