Synfacts 2009(12): 1375-1375  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218243
Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis and Stereoselective Reactions
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Asymmetric Construction of Polycyclic Indoles via Sequential Catalysis

Contributor(s): Mark Lautens, Jacki Kitching
Q. Cai, Z.-A. Zhao, S.-L. You*
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, P. R. of China
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Publication Date:
20 November 2009 (online)


An efficient protocol for the construction of polycyclic indole systems is described. The procedure involves a ruthenium-catalyzed cross-metathesis followed by a phosphoric acid catalyzed Friedel-Crafts alkylation.