Ru-catalyzed cycloisomerization of a 1,3-diene and the alkene of an N-dienyl-2-vinylaniline substrate proceeded smoothly, leading to a 3-exomethylene-2-vinylindole derivative in good yield. This useful synthon was successfully applied to the total synthesis of (±)-cinchonaminone.
- Natural products
- Total synthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry