New strategies for the synthesis of N-alkylated indoles (review)

A. V. Karchava*, F. S. Melkonyan, M. A. Yurovskaya

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New data, mostly published in the last five years, on methods for the synthesis of N-alkylated indoles both as a result of direct introduction of the alkyl substituent at the nitrogen atom and by construction of the indole heterocyclic system are reviewed. Only examples of indole derivatives containing branched, sterically hindered, and chiral alkyl substituents at the nitrogen atom are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-407
Number of pages17
JournalChemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Aza-Michael reaction
  • Indole
  • Mitsunobu reaction
  • Natural compounds
  • Transition metal catalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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