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Multiple Hydrogen-Bonding Bifunctional Thiourea-Catalyzed Asymmetric Dearomative [4 + 2] Annulation of 3-Nitroindoles: Highly Enantioselective Access to Hydrocarbazole Skeletons

Multiple Hydrogen-Bonding Bifunctional Thiourea-Catalyzed Asymmetric Dearomative [4 + 2] Annulation of 3-Nitroindoles: Highly Enantioselective Access to Hydrocarbazole Skeletons
Xiao-Ying Xu, Xiao-Mei Zhang, Xiao-Zhen Chen, Jian-Qiang Zhao, Wei-Cheng Yuan, Deng-Feng Yue, Yan Zhou
A method for the enantioselective construction of hydrocarbazole skeletons through dearomative [4 + 2] annulation of 3-nitroindoles with Nazarov reagents is reported. The reactions use multiple hydrogen-bonding bifunctional thiourea as catalyst and are highly diastereo- and enantioselective (up to >20:1 dr and >99% ee). The protocol was demonstrated by preparative-scale experiment and the versatile conversion of the products. The multiple hydrogen-bonding in the catalyst plays a pivotal role in the reactivity and stereoselectivity.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02068

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02068

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