A highly diastereoselective Friedel-Crafts reaction of indoles with isatin-derived N-sulfinyl ketimines towards the efficient synthesis of chiral tetrasubstituted 3-indolyl-3-aminooxindoles

Jianping Chen, Wen Wen Chen, Yi Li, Ming Hua Xu

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A Lewis acid promoted highly diastereoselective asymmetric Friedel-Crafts alkylation of indoles with isatin-derived N-tert-butanesulfinyl ketimines is described. The reaction can be accomplished with ease in the presence of a catalytic amount of Bi(OTf)3, providing a series of 3-indolyl-3-aminooxindoles in excellent diastereoselectivities (up to 98% de) and yields (up to 99%). This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3363-3370
Number of pages8
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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