A direct aldol reaction of an α-azido 7-azaindolinylamide, promoted by a Cu-based cooperative catalyst, is documented. Aromatic aldehydes bearing an ortho substituent exhibited diastereodivergency depending on the nature of the chiral ligands used. Smooth reactions with ynals highlighted the broad substrate scope. A vicinal azido alcohol unit in the product allowed direct access to the corresponding aziridine and facile hydrolysis of the 7-azaindolinylamide moiety furnished enantioenriched β-hydroxy-α-azido carboxylic acid derivatives.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 May 18|
- aldol reaction
- asymmetric catalysis
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