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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 11, 1986, pp.3157-3162
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-11-3157
A Facile Synthesis of 4-(Cyanomethyl)indoles and 4-(Ethoxycarbonylmethyl)indoles from 5-Halo-4-oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindoles

Masakatsu Matsumoto,* Nobuko Watanabe, and Yasuko Ishida

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


4-(Cyanomethyl)indoles and 4-(ethoxycarbonylmethyl)indoles were synthesized from 5-halo-4-oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindoles by means of Horner-Wittig reaction and successive dehydrohalogenation.