A convenient preparation of 9 H -carbazole-3,6-dicarbonitrile and 9 H -carbazole-3,6-dicarboxylic acid

Lukasz Jan Weselinski, Ryan Luebke, Mohamed Eddaoudi

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A catalytic, high yielding and scalable procedure for the synthesis of 9H-carbazole-3,6-dicarbonitrile has been developed. Subsequent hydrolysis of the dinitrile in the presence of a catalytic copper species (i.e., CuI) yields 9H-carbazole-3,6-dicarboxylic acid. Both compounds are versatile and fine-tunable organic building blocks and therefore offer potential in material science, medicinal and supramolecular chemistry. © Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart New York.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-599
Number of pages4
Issue number05
StatePublished - Jan 23 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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