Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 7, Issue 8, pp 991–993 | Cite as

Redox reactions in a number of pyrrole-ring-substituted 5-hydroxyindoles

  • M. F. Petrova
  • N. S. Kaverina
  • L. S. Yaguzhinskii


Some 3-substituted 5-hydroxyindoles are smoothly hydrogenated in acid media in the presence of a palladium catalyst to the corresponding indolines, which in turn are readily oxidized by air oxygen in aqueous solutions at pH 10 to the corresponding 5-hydroxyindoles.


Oxygen Aqueous Solution Organic Chemistry Palladium Acid Medium 
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© Consultants Bureau, a division of Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Petrova
    • 1
  • N. S. Kaverina
    • 1
  • L. S. Yaguzhinskii
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental and Clinical OncologyAcademy of Medical Sciences of the USSRMoscow

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