The cyclization reaction of various 2-ethynylanilines, which were easily synthesized from 2-haloanilines by the palladium-catalyzed reaction with terminal alkynes, with tetrabutylammonium fluoride (TBAF) to yield 2-substituted indoles proceeded at refluxing or room temperature in THF in excellent yields without affecting the bromo, chloro, cyano, ethoxycarbonyl, and ethynyl groups.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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