Reactive 4a-alkyl-4aH-carbazoles by catalytic dearomatisation, and their unusual dimerisation and dealkylation reactions

Robin B. Bedford, Craig P. Butts, Mairi F. Haddow, Robert Osborne, Rosalind F. Sankey

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Despite their intrinsic instability, 4a-alkyl-4aH-carbazoles can be generated by a catalytic dearomatisation process; their reactivity is demonstrated by facile dealkylation and highly unusual cyclodimerisation processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4832-4834
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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