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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 41, No. 5, 1995, pp.1045-1049
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-95-7041
Synthesis of 1H-Indolyl-2-benzimidazoles and 1H-Indolyl-2-benzothiazoles

Robert L. Hudkins*

*Department of Chemistry, Cephalon Inc., 145 Brandywine Parkway, West Chester, PA 19380, U.S.A.


A convenient synthesis of regioisomeric 1H-indolyl-2-benzimidazoles and -2-benzothiazoles by the direct conversion of indoleesters with the in situ generated organoaluminum reagents trimethylaluminum-1,2-diaminobenzene or trimethylaluminum-2-aminothiophenol is reported.