A new and efficient synthesis of indenone

Zengin M., Dastan A., Balci M.

SYNTHETIC COMMUNICATIONS, vol.31, no.13, pp.1993-1999, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/scc-100104416
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1993-1999
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Reaction of dichloroketone 2 with NEt3 gave indenone (4) in high yield. Catodic reaction of 2 in the presence of C/Pt electrodes afforded the rearranged product 3 in high yield besides a small amount of chlorohydroxyketone 5. Reaction of rearranged dichloroketone 3 with NEt3 provided indenone (4) as the sole product. The mechanism of these reaction was discussed.