Blue LED Mediated C-H and N-H Insertion of Indoles into Aryldiazoesters and Iodonium Ylides

FH-HES Universities of Applied Sciences




Blue LED, C-H insertion, N-H insertion, Aryldiazoesters, Iodonium ylides


Herein we have discussed projects related to blue LED mediated C-H and N-H insertion reaction in indoles and related heterocycles with aryl diazoesters and iodonium ylides as sources of carbenes. Blue LED effectively facilitates these conversions and was optimized from the option of numerous other LED lights. No metal catalysts were required. The reactions provide formation of differently alkylated indoles, pyrroles and furans. Control experiments and DFT calculation were used to understand the mechanism of reactions. As an application compounds bearing azepino[4, 5-b]indole and spiropiperidino indole building blocks were synthesized from the alkylated products.




How to Cite

L. Gremaud, S. Sen, Chimia 2022, 76, 483, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2022.483.