Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Phenols and Tyrosine Derivatives with 3-Alkyloxindoles

Tomer Mintz, Nagnath Yadav More, Eden Gaster, Doron Pappo

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In this study, a novel iron-catalyzed oxidative cross-coupling reaction between phenols and 3-alkyloxindole derivatives is reported. The efficient method, which is based on the FeCl3 catalyst and the t-BuOOt-Bu oxidant in 1,2-dichloroethane at 70 °C, affords 3-alkyl-3-(hydroxyaryl)oxindole compounds with a high degree of selectivity. The generality of the conditions was proven by reacting various substituted phenols, naphthols, and tyrosine derivatives with 3-alkyloxindoles. To apply the chemistry for the conjugation of tyrosine-containing short peptides with oxindolylalanine (Oia) derivatives, the reaction conditions were modified [Fe(O2CCF3)3 catalyst, t-BuOOt-Bu, HFIP, 70 °C], and amino acids with acid-stable N-protecting groups were used.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)18164-18178
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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