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1,2,3-Trisubstituted Indanes by Highly Diastereoselective Palladium-Catalyzed Oxyarylation of Indenes with Arylboronic Acids and Nitroxides


  • We thank the International Research Training Group Münster/Nagoya for funding. A.S. thanks Novartis Pharma AG for financial support (Novartis Young Investigator Award).


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Excellent stereoselectivity is obtained in the synthesis of biologically interesting 1,2,3-trisubstituted indanes B by the reaction of readily prepared 3-substituted indenes A with commercially available arylboronic acids by using various TEMPO derivatives as external oxidants and Pd(OAc)2 as a catalyst. The anti,anti isomers are formed and reactions occur stereospecifically under mild conditions.