Dehydroaromatization with V2O5
Received: 01 April 2013
Accepted after revision: 24 May 2013
12 July 2013 (eFirst)
Vanadium pentoxide is evaluated as a dehydroaromatization reagent. Tetrahydrocarbazole is readily aromatized by V2O5 in refluxing acetic acid under both stoichiometric and catalytic conditions. Indoline, tetrahydroquinoline, and tetrahydroquinoxaline are effectively aromatized by V2O5/silica in refluxing toluene.