Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Decarboxylative Allylic Alkylation of Acyclic α-N-Pyrrolyl/Indolyl Ketones.Org Lett. 2020 06 05; 22(11):4272-4275.OL
The synthesis of fully substituted α-N-pyrrolyl and indolyl ketones via enantioselective palladium-catalyzed allylic alkylation is described. The acyclic ketones are alkylated in high yields with high enantioselectivities through the use of an electron-deficient phosphinooxazoline ligand, furnishing a highly congested and synthetically challenging stereocenter. The obtained alkylation products contain multiple reactive sites poised for additional functionalizations and diversification.