Dearomative Indole Bisfunctionalization via a Diastereoselective Palladium-Catalyzed Arylcyanation
datasetposted on 02.10.2015, 00:00 by David A. Petrone, Andy Yen, Nicolas Zeidan, Mark Lautens
The first Pd-catalyzed dearomative indole bisfunctionalization via a diastereoselective arylcyanation is reported. This method facilitates the formation of diverse indoline scaffolds bearing congested stereocenters with high levels of diastereoselectivity. This also represents the first example of a cyanation mechanism involving a 2° benzylic Pd(II) intermediate.