Transition-metal-mediated routes to 3,3-disubstituted oxindoles through anilide cyclisation

Johannes E.M.N. Klein, Richard J.K. Taylor

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This review describes transition-metal-catalysed and -mediated processes for the preparation of oxindoles from anilides through C(3)-C(3a) bond formation. Traditional methods, such as the Heck reaction, and recent developments, including direct Ar-H coupling processes, are presented, as are applications in natural product synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6821-6841
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number34
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • C-H activation
  • Enolate arylations
  • Heck reaction
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Oxindoles
  • Synthesis
  • Transition metals


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