A new cyclization reaction occurred on treatment of 2-(alkynyl)aryl isocyanates with amides in the presence of a palladium(0)/diphosphine catalyst to stereoselectively form 3-(amidoalkylidene)oxindoles. A carbon-nitrogen bond as well as a carbon-carbon bond were simultaneously introduced onto the alkyne moiety to construct an oxindole skeleton with stereoselective placement of the amino substituent cis to the carbonyl group.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry