Highly enantioselective addition of enals to isatin-derived ketimines catalyzed by N-heterocyclic carbenes : synthesis of spirocyclic γ-lactams
Chi, Robin Yonggui
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
An N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed annulation reaction of isatin N-Boc ketimines and enals is developed for the synthesis of spirocyclic oxindole-γ-lactams bearing one quaternary chiral center in good yields and excellent stereoselectivities (up to >20:1 dr and 99% ee).
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