Bucherer carbazole synthesis

What is Bucherer carbazole synthesis?

The Bucherer carbazole synthesis is a chemical reaction that involves the formation of carbazoles from naphthols or naphthylamines, aryl hydrazines, and sodium bisulfite, NaHSO3. The reaction produces the desired carbazole products.

Bucherer carbazole synthesis - sodium bisulfite NaHSO3 - naphthols - naphthylamines - aryl hydrazines
Bucherer carbazole synthesis


Bucherer, H.T. and Seyde, F. (1908), Über die Einwirkung schwefligsaurer Salze auf aromatische Amino- und Hydroxylverbindungen. [On the effect of sulfurous acid salts on aromatic amino and hydroxyl compounds.] J. Prakt. Chem., 77: 403-413. https://doi.org/10.1002/prac.19080770133