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B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed Highly Chemoselective Reduction of Isatins: Synthesis of Indolin-3-ones and Indolines

Hyojin Jeong, Nara Han, Dong Wook Hwang and Haye Min Ko*

*Department of Chemistry, Wonkwang University, 460 Iksandae-ro, Iksan, Jeonbuk 54538, Republic of Korea, Email:

H. Jeong, N. Han, D. W. Hwang, H. M. Ko, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 8096-8100.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c03150

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Efficient and operationally simple reactions using a combination of B(C6F5)3 and BnMe2SiH or B(C6F5)3 and Et2SiH2 provide various indolin-3-ones and indolines under mild conditions, without the need for multistep procedures and metal catalysts.

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Key Words

indolin-3-ones, silanes

ID: J54-Y2020