A metal-free catalytic approach to tryptanthrins has been achieved for the first time. The unique process is realized by an organocatalytic and indole and anthranilic acid substrate co-catalyzed photochemical oxidative condensation with visible light and O2. The truly environmentally friendly reaction conditions enable various reactants to participate in the process to deliver structurally diverse tryptanthrins.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry