Catalytic Direct Acetoxylation of Indoles

Mutule, I.; Suna, E.; Olofsson, K.; Pelcman, B. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 7195-7198.
DOI: 10.1021/jo901321b

Abstract

3-Acetoxyindole-2-carboxylates could be readily synthesized in a Pd(OAc)2– or PtCl2-catalyzed direct C-3 acetoxylation of indole-2-carboxylates using PhI(OAc)2 as a terminal oxidant.