Alternative Approach to Synthesis of 3-(4-chloro butyl)-1H-indole-5-carbonitrile: A Key Intermediate of Vilazodone Hydrochloride, an Antidepressant Drug

An alternative and efficient telescopic approach to the synthesis of 3-(4-chloro butyl)-1H-indole -5-carbonitrile (2), a key intermediate in the synthesis of vilazodone hydrochloride (1), is described.