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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 7, 1986, pp.1987-1996
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-07-1987
Short Step Synthesis of 4-Formylindole and Derivatives from 4-Oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindole

Naoto Hatanaka, Nobuko Watanabe, and Masakatsu Matsumoto*

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


The reaction of 4-oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindole with umpolung anions provides a new short efficient procedure for the synthesis of 4-formylindole derivatives.