Copper-catalyzed enantioselective propargylation of indoles with propargylic esters and sequential Huisgen cycloaddition with azides lead to the construction of chiral triarylmethanes, bearing a quaternary carbon center, with high to excellent enantioselectivities. The result described herein can be used in the enantioselective preparation of a tetraarylmethane.
The diastereo- and enantioselective propargylic alkylation of propargylic alcohols with E-enecarbamates in the presence of a catalytic amount of thiolate-bridged diruthenium complexes bearing an optically active phosphoramide moiety gives the corresponding propargylic alkylated products (up to 97 % ee).
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