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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Tandem Cyclization Approach to Tetracyclic Indolines

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posted on 2010-04-02, 00:00 authored by Yongxiang Liu, Wenqing Xu, Xiang Wang
Two highly stereoselective cationic gold(I)-catalyzed tandem cyclization reactions of alkynylindoles are described. These reactions demonstrated a novel and general strategy to rapidly construct highly functionalized polycyclic indolines. This approach was successfully employed for a formal synthesis of the akuammiline alkaloid minfiensine.

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