Perspective - (2022) Volume 9, Issue 6

Indole as a Therapeutic Drug Attracting Attention in Medicinal Chemistry
Kai Guwei*
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China
*Correspondence: Kai Guwei, Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China, Email:

Received: 30-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. TOCHEM-22-84899; Editor assigned: 02-Dec-2022, Pre QC No. TOCHEM-22-84899 (PQ); Reviewed: 16-Dec-2022, QC No. TOCHEM-22-84899; Revised: 21-Dec-2022, Manuscript No. TOCHEM-22-84899 (R); Published: 28-Dec-2022


Indoles form a well-studied heterocyclic ring system with wide applications in pathophysiological conditions such as cancer, microbial and viral infections, inflammation, depression, migraine, vomiting, and hypertension. Due to the presence of an indole nucleus in the amino acid tryptophan, it is prominent in plant ingredients such as perfumes, neurotransmitters, auxins (plant hormones), and indole alkaloids. The interesting molecular structure of indoles makes them strong candidates for drug development. This chapter provides an overview of the chemistry, biology and toxicology of indoles and focuses on their use as multitargeted drugs. This compiled information serves as a benchmark for modifying existing ligands to design new potent molecules with fewer side effects. Indoles are functional groups that are ubiquitous in nature and are found in many bioactive natural products and pharmaceutical compounds. Therefore, there is growing interest in developing new methods for site-selective functionalization of indole cores.


This review focuses on the intermolecular and intramolecular reactions of indoles with metal-bound carbenoids. This includes cyclopropanation, alkylation, and cyclization. In addition, we describe the application of these transformations to the synthesis of a series of indole-containing natural products. Indole oxidation is a fundamental organic transformation used to produce a variety of synthetically and pharmacologically valuable nitrogen-containing compounds. Previous processes use either organic oxidants or stoichiometrically toxic transition metals and produce oxidant-derived by-products that are harmful to human health, pollute the environment, and require immediate clean-up. A general catalytic protocol with safer oxidants is highly desirable. Here we present a unified and efficient halide catalyst for his three oxidation reactions of indoles using oxones as terminal oxidants. Oxidative rearrangement of tetrahydro-β-carboline, indole oxidation to 2-oxindole, and Witkop oxidation. This halogen-catalyzed protocol is a popular green oxidation method and has been widely adopted due to several advantageous aspects such as waste avoidance, less hazardous chemical synthesis and sustainable halogen-catalyzed reactions. Studies show that most women reach menopause in their 50s. As a result, they suffer from a range of menopausal symptoms, including low libido, fatigue, wrinkles, irritability, bad moods, joint pain, and even depression. Fortunately, there are many health supplements on the market aimed at reversing these signs of aging. There are pills out there. To help you choose the right female empowerment product, we ran numerous Provestra reviews to see if they were safe and effective. These libido booster pills are among the most popular and if you want to give it a try, here is all the information you need.


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