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Electrophilic substitution reactions — cyanomethylation, bromination, nitration, and the Mannich reaction- in the 5-azaindole series were studied. It is shown that, despite the literature data, 5-azaindole behaves like the isomeric 4- and 7-azaindoles in these reactions. Conditions that make it possible to synthesize various 3-substituted 5-azaindoles in high yields were found.
KeywordsOrganic Chemistry Nitration Substitution Reaction Electrophilic Substitution Mannich Reaction
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