7-Azaindoline Auxiliary: A Versatile Attachment Facilitating EnantioselectiveC-C Bond-Forming Catalysis

Naoya Kumagai, Masakatsu Shibasaki

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This short review provides an overview of 7-azaindoline auxiliaries in asymmetric catalysis. 7-Azaindoline serves as a useful attachment to carboxylic acids, and the thus-formed 7-azaindoline amides are amenable to atom-economical C-C bond-forming reactions with high stereoselectivity. The attachment is used for the sake of gaining traction in promoting the reaction of interest and can be easily removed after enantioselective reactions. Both nucleophilic and electrophilic catalyses are realized with broad tolerance for functional groups, showcasing the usefulness of 7-azaindoline auxiliaries for practical and streamlined synthesis of a wide range of acyclic chiral building blocks. 1 Introduction 2 7-Azaindoline as a Key Auxiliary 3 7-Azaindoline Amide as a Pronucleophile 3.1 α-Carbon-Substituted 7-Azaindoline Amide 3.2 α-Nitrogen-Substituted 7-Azaindoline Amide 3.3 α-Oxygen-Substituted 7-Azaindoline Amide 3.4 α-Fluorocarbon-Substituted 7-Azaindoline Amide 3.5 α-Halogen-Substituted 7-Azaindoline Amide 3.6 α-Sulfur-Substituted 7-Azaindoline Amide 4 7-Azaindoline Amide as an Electrophile 4.1 Conjugate Addition of Butenolides 4.2 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Nitrones 5 Transformation of 7-Azaindoline Amide 6 Conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberss-2018-z0767-sr
Pages (from-to)185-193
Number of pages9
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • 7-azaindoline
  • aldol reaction
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • C-C bond formation
  • cycloaddition
  • Mannich reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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