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Baeyer Indole Synthesis

(Baeyer-Emmerling Indole Synthesis)

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr033

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Baeyer Indole Synthesis. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 33:140–143.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

Synthesis of indole via the alkaline reduction of o-nitro-cinnamic acid by iron is known as Baeyer indole synthesis. Considering the demand for indole, several methods similar to the Baeyer indole synthesis have been developed so far. This reaction is also known as Baeyer–Emmerling indole synthesis.

Keywords:

  • o-nitro-cinnamic acid;
  • indole derivatives;
  • skatole;
  • hydrogenation