Reaction of indoles with molecular oxygen catalyzed by metalloporphyrins

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Journal Article

Cobalt(II), cobalt(III), and manganese(III) meso-tetraphenylporphins catalyse the oxygenation of simple alkyl-substituted indoles, the latter complex being the most active catalyst. Spectroscopic data (uv, n.m.r., e.s.r.) indicate that during the reaction catalysed by CoTPP, a ternary complex: O2CoTPPindole is formed initially. This complex is converted into indolenyl hydroperoxide, which decomposes to the final product under the influence of CoTPP. © 1980.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dufour, MN; Crumbliss, AL; Johnston, G; Gaudemer, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 287

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-5102

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0304-5102(80)85025-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus