Cobalt-catalyzed enantioselective directed C-H alkylation of indole with styrenes
Date of Issue2014
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A cobalt–chiral phosphoramidite catalyst promotes enantioselective imine-directed C2-alkylation of Boc-protected indoles with styrenes. The reaction affords 1,1-diarylethane products in moderate to good yields with good enantioselectivities under mild conditions. A deuterium-labeling experiment suggests that the enantioselectivity is controlled by both the styrene insertion and the C–C reductive elimination steps.
© 2014 American Chemical Society. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Organic Letters, American Chemical Society. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ol503119z].