Oxidative organocatalytic chemoselective: N -acylation of heterocycles with aromatic and conjugated aldehydes
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018
Selective acylation of indoles is cumbersome often involving the need for sensitive and reactive acyl chloride derivatives or coupling reagents. Here we report a mild, functional group tolerant and highly chemoselective oxidative carbene catalyzed N-acylation of indoles with aldehydes. The acylation has a broad substrate scope and is compatible with substituents on both the aldehyde and the indole reaction partner. Furthermore, aza-heterocycles such as pyrrole and indazole can also be used as nucleophiles in this reaction providing the corresponding amide congeners in good yield.