Manganese Catalyzed Regioselective C–H Alkylation: Experiment and Computation
KAUST DepartmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Chemical Science Program
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AbstractA new efficient manganese-catalyzed selective C2-alkylation of indoles via carbenoid insertion has been achieved. The newly developed C-H functionalization protocol provides access to diverse products and shows good functional group tolerance. Mechanistic and computational studies support the formation of a Mn(CO)3 acetate complex as the catalytically active species.
CitationWang C, Maity B, Cavallo L, Rueping M (2018) Manganese Catalyzed Regioselective C–H Alkylation: Experiment and Computation. Organic Letters. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.8b01179.
SponsorsB.M. and L.C. acknowledge King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for support and the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory for providing computational resources of the supercomputer Shaheen II
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
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