Intramolecular enantioselective alkylation of N-alkenylindoles proceeded via C-H bond cleavage at the C-2 position in the presence of a cationic iridium catalyst with a diphosphine ligand. Aroyl groups at the C-3 position of the indoles operated as effective directing groups, and chiral 1-substituted-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]indoles were obtained in high yield with excellent ee.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Apr 13|
- C-H activation
- iridium catalysts
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry