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Copper(II)-mediated synthesis of indolequinones from bromoquinones and enamines

Inman, Martyn; Moody, Christopher J.


Martyn Inman

Christopher J. Moody


The reaction of enamines and bromoquinones in the presence of copper(II) acetate and potassium carbonate results in a regiospecific synthesis of indolequinones. The reaction is broad in scope and scalable and provides a route to the core structure that is present in several biologically interesting natural and synthetic compounds.


Inman, M., & Moody, C. J. (2013). Copper(II)-mediated synthesis of indolequinones from bromoquinones and enamines. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013(11),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2013
Deposit Date May 30, 2014
Publicly Available Date May 30, 2014
Journal European Journal of Organic Chemistry
Print ISSN 1434-193X
Electronic ISSN 1434-193X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2013
Issue 11
Keywords Synthetic methods, Cyclization, Nitrogen heterocycles, Quinones, Copper
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