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A Synthetic Route to Chiral Tetrahydropyrroloindoles via Ring Opening of Activated Aziridines with 2‑Bromoindoles Followed by Copper-Catalyzed C–N Cyclization
datasetposted on 2016-07-11, 00:00 authored by Masthanvali Sayyad, Abhijit Mal, Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, Manas K. Ghorai
A new synthetic route to nonracemic tetrahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indoles has been developed via SN2-type ring opening of enantiopure N-activated aziridines with 2-bromoindoles followed by copper-catalyzed C–N cyclization. A series of N-activated aziridines and 2-bromoindole derivatives with different substitution patterns were studied to afford the corresponding tetrahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indoles in good yields and excellent ee (up to 99%). Highly substituted tetrahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indole was synthesized as a single stereoisomer (de, ee >99%) from enantiopure trans-disubstituted aziridine.