Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 70–74 | Cite as

Indole derivatives

LXXV. Mono-β-hydroxyethylation of tryptamines and synthesis of N,N′-bis[β-(3-indolyl)ethyl]ethylenediamines
  • I. D. Pletnev
  • N. P. Kostyuchenko
  • N. N. Suvorov


A method was developed for the mono-β-hydroxyethylation of tryptamines by the reaction of benzaltryptamine with ethylene iodohydrin in ethanol with subsequent hydrolysis of the intermediate quaternary ammonium salt to the corresponding dialkylamine. The alkylation of tryptamines with 1,2-dibromoethane gives N,N′-bis[2-(3-indolyl)ethyl]ethylenediamines.


Ethylene Ammonium Hydrolysis Ethyl Organic Chemistry 
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© Consultants Bureau, a division of Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. D. Pletnev
    • 1
  • N. P. Kostyuchenko
    • 1
  • N. N. Suvorov
    • 1
  1. 1.F. Ordzhonikidze All-Union Scientific-Research Institute of Pharmaceutical ChemistryMoscow

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