Aminocatalytic preparation of bisindolylalkanes

Timothy J. K. Gibbs, Nicholas C. O. Tomkinson

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An aminocatalytic method for the formation of bisindolylalkanes, e.g. I (R = Et, cyclopropyl, Ph) is described; the reaction proceeds effectively at ambient temp. in the presence of moisture and air for both aldehyde and ketone substrates and has been applied to the one-step prepn. of a series of naturally-occurring bis- and tris-indolylalkanes.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)4043-4045
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • bisindolylalkanes
  • aldehydes
  • ketones

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