Direct formation of 4,5-disubstituted carbazoles via regioselective dilithiation

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  • Alya M Alotaibi
  • Kesar Jagdev
  • Connor Prior
  • Gregory R Burgess
  • Louise Male

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  • Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University


Carbazoles are widely exploited for their interesting photophysical and electronic properties, however bay (4,5-) functionalization is challenging, and previously inaccessible through carbazole C-H activation. We report a simple methodology which introduces a range of versatile 4,5-functionality, enabling the wider investigation of ring annulation and close proximity effects on carbazole properties.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7252-7255
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number59
Early online date18 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2021