Synthesis of Spiro[2H-indole-2,1′-1H-isoindole]-3,3′-diones, Spiro[1H-isobenzofuran-1,2′-2H-indole]-3,3′-diones and Spiro[benzofuran-2,1′-isobenzofuran]-3,3′-diones via Transannular Reactions of Eight Membered Ring Intermediates

James L. Bullington, John H. Dodd

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Abstract

An auto oxidation-rearrangement product 4 was isolated from a high dilution reaction of ninhydrin with 3,4,5-trimethoxyaniline in water. A general synthesis of this compound and its derivatives 4-6 was devised by oxidation of tetrahydroindeno[1,2-b]indol-10-ones 1-3 with sodium periodate to give isoindolo[2,1-a]-indole-6,11-diones 4-6 in good yield. Compounds 4-6 can be easily transformed into spiro[1H-isobenzofuran-1,2′-2H-indole]-3,3′-diones 8-10, spiro[2H-indole-2,1′-1H-isoindole]-3,3′-diones 11-13 and isoindole[1,2-a:2′,1′-b]pyrimidine-5,15-diones 15, 16 in high yields. Analogous reactions were performed on 3-amino-5a,10a-dihydroxybenzo[e]indeno[2,1-d]furan-10-one (17) to give a dibenzoxocintrione 18, spiro-[benzofuran-2,1′-isobenzofuran]-3,3′-dione 19 and an isoindol-1-one 20.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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  • Organic Chemistry

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