Synthesis of substituted carbazoles, indoles, and dibenzofurans by vinylic to aryl palladium migration.

Substituted carbazoles, indoles, and dibenzofurans are readily prepared in moderate to excellent yields by the palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of alkynes and appropriately substituted aryl iodides. This process proceeds by carbopalladation of the alkyne, heteroatom-directed vinylic to aryl palladium migration, and ring closure via intramolecular… (More)