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B(3,4,5-F3H2C6)3 Lewis acid-catalysed C3-allylation of indoles

Alotaibi, Nusaybah, Babaahmadi, Rasool, Pramanik, Milan, Kaehler, Tanja, Dasgupta, Ayan, Richards, Emma ORCID:, Ariafard, Alireza, Wirth, Thomas ORCID: and Melen, Rebecca L. ORCID: 2023. B(3,4,5-F3H2C6)3 Lewis acid-catalysed C3-allylation of indoles. Dalton Transactions 52 (16) 10.1039/d3dt00745f

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Herein we report the B(3,4,5-F3H2C6)3-catalysed C3-allylation of indoles using allylic esters. 25 examples of C3-allylated products are presented in up to 97% yield. The mechanism for the reaction was explored using detailed Density Functional Theory (DFT) studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Additional Information: License information from Publisher: LICENSE 1: URL:, Start Date: 2023-04-11
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1477-9226
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 April 2023
Date of Acceptance: 10 April 2023
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 06:57

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