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Review | Regular issue | Vol 55, No. 12, 2001, pp.2431-2447
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/REV-01-541
A Sojourn in the Synthesis and Bioactivity of Diindolylalkanes

Manas Chakrabarty,* Ramkrishna Basak, and Yoshihiro Harigaya

*Department of Chemistry, Bose Institute, 93/1, A. P. C. Road, Kolkata-700009, India


The different synthetic routes to diindolylalkanes (DIAs), an important class of synthetic and natural products, their merits and demerits and the properties of the bioactive DIAs have been presented in this review which is the first of its kind in this field. The synthesis of the bioactive DIAs (3), streptindole (4), vibrindole A (6), 10 and 11 has also been included in this review