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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 23, No. 6, 1985, pp.1373-1376
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1985-06-1373
Intermolecular Photoaddition of N-Methylphthalomide to Indole Derivatives: Regio- and Stereoselective Formation of Oxeto[2,3-b]indoles

Haruko Takechi,* Minoru Machida, and Yuichi Kanaoka

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Scicences, Higashinihonngakuen University, 1757 Kanazawa, Toubetu-cho, Ishikari-gun, Hokkaodo 061-0212, Japan


N-Methylphthalimide in the presence of N-acylindole derivatives underwent a photochemical [2+2]cycloaddition to give more sterically hindered oxetanes in moderate yields. Some reactions of these imide-oxetanes are also described.