A Pd-catalyzed amide-directed enantioselective hydrocarbofunctionalization of unactivated alkenes with C-H nucleophiles has been developed using a chiral monodentate oxazoline (MOXin) ligand. Various indoles react at C3 position with aminoquinoline-coupled 3-alkenamides to give γ addition products in good to excellent yield and enantioselectivity. This study represents an important advance of the development of chiral monodentate oxazoline ligands, which have been underexplored for asymmetric catalysis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry