J Org Chem 2018 12 11;83(24):15323-15332. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Univ. Paris-Sud, BioCIS, CNRS, University Paris-Saclay, Equipe Labellisée Ligue Contre Le Cancer, F-92296 Châtenay-Malabry , France.
A facile one-pot synthesis of 2-styrylindoles, through Suzuki arylation of ortho-substituted chloroenynes followed by N-cyclization and N-demethylation, has been developed. A variety of 2-styrylindoles were obtained in good to excellent yields and were evaluated for their anticancer properties.