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ISRN Organic Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 674629, 6 pages
Research Article

Facile Iodine-Catalyzed Michael Addition of Indoles to , -Bis(arylmethylene)cyclopentanones: An Efficient Synthesis of E-2-(3-Indolylphenylmethyl)-5-phenylmethylenecyclopentanones

1Department of Chemistry, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata 700 020, West Bengal, India
2Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, West Bengal, India

Received 28 September 2012; Accepted 23 October 2012

Academic Editors: E. Lee-Ruff and J. Tamariz

Copyright © 2012 Rammohan Pal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Iodine-catalyzed reaction of indoles with , -bis(arylmethylene)cyclopentanones afforded one diastereomer of the corresponding Michael adducts, namely, E-2-(3-indolylphenylmethyl)-5-phenylmethylenecyclopentanones, in a good yield. The products form a new group of indole derivatives.