Catalytic Asymmetric 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition/Hydroamination Sequence: Expeditious Access to Enantioenriched Pyrroloisoquinoline Derivatives

A three-step reaction sequence has been developed to prepare a variety of enantioenriched pyrroloisoquinoline derivatives. The process involves a catalytic asymmetric azomethine ylide 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition followed by an intramolecular Au<sup>I</sup>-catalyzed alkyne hydroamination and enamine reduction.