Assessing the role of counterion in gold-catalyzed dearomatization of indoles with allenamides by NMR studies

Luca Rocchigiani, Minqiang Jia, Marco Bandini, Alceo Macchioni

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The counterion effect in the gold(I)-catalyzed dearomative condensation of indoles with allenamides is unveiled by means of 1D- and 2D-NMR investigation. The different coordination ability and hydrogen bonding tendency of TFA and OTf led to specific interactions with the reaction partners dictating the regiodivergent outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3911-3915
Number of pages5
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number7
Early online date1 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2015

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