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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Regioselective C2 Alkenylation of Indoles and Pyrroles via C–H Bond Functionalization

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posted on 18.02.2016, 20:47 authored by Bin Li, Jianfeng Ma, Weijia Xie, Haibin Song, Shansheng Xu, Baiquan Wang
An efficient ruthenium-catalyzed oxidative coupling of indoles and pyrroles with various alkenes at the C2-position assisted by employing the N,N-dimethylcarbamoyl moiety as a directing group is reported. The catalytic reaction proceeds in an excellent regio- and stereoselective manner.