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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 45, No. 12, 1997, pp.2331-2347
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-97-7918
Synthesis of Novel Tryptamine and Azepinoindole Derivatives

Lajos Novák,* Michel Hanania, Péter Kovács, János Rohály, Pál Kolonits, and Csaba Szántay

*Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Technical University of Budapest, Gellért tér 4, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary


A novel one-pot synthesis of azepinoindoles (9) via reaction of tryptamines (4) with formaldehyde is described. The scope and generality of this new procedure and the preparation of the starting compounds are also discussed.