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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 7, 1986, pp.1963-1971
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-07-1963
Synthesis of 4-Cyanoimdole from 4-Oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindole Derivatives

Naoto Hatanaka and Masakatsu Matsumoto*

*Sagami Central Research Center, 4-4-1 Nishi-Ohnuma, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-0012, Japan,


4-Oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindoles are first converted to cyanohydrin silyl ethers and subsequent elimination and/or oxidation produced 4-cyanoindole.