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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 32, No. 2, 1991, pp.221-227
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-90-5647
Preparation of 1-Hydroxyindole Derivatives and a New Route to 2-Substituted Indoles

Toshiya Kawasaki, Atsushi Kodama, Tokiko Nishida, Kazuhisa Shimizu, and Masanori Somei*

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-0934, Japan


An easy handling method of 1-hydroxyindole is developed. Based on the metod, preparation and reaction of 1-hydroxyindole derivatives are investigated. A new regioselective lithiation of 1-methoxyindole and its application for the synthesis of 2-substituted indoles are also reported.