Synlett 2010(11): 1709-1711  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1219964
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Asymmetric Synthesis of Indolines Bearing a Benzylic Quaternary Stereocenter through Intramolecular Arylcyanation of Alkenes

Jen-Chieh Hsieh, Shiro Ebata, Yoshiaki Nakao*, Tamejiro Hiyama*
Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
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Received 1 April 2010
Publication Date:
10 June 2010 (eFirst)


Enantioselective intramolecular arylcyanation of olefins is achieved by a Ni(cod)2/chiral phosphinoxazoline/AlMe2Cl catalyst to give chiral, substituted indoline derivatives bearing a benzylic quaternary stereocenter in high yields with good to excellent enantioselectivities.