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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 29, No. 9, 1989, pp.1663-1667
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-5088
A Regioselective Synthesis Method of Tri- and Tetrahalogenoindoles and Its Application for the Total Syntheses of Marine Alkaloids

Toshiharu Ohta and Masanori Somei*

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


Various novel tri- and tetrahalogenoindole derivatives are produced based on the regioselective thallation-halogenation method. Syntheses of 2,3,4,7-tetrahalogenated type indoles, which are believed to be marine alkaloids, are achieved for the first time.