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A new synthetic approach to novel axially chiral benzocarbazole derivatives based on the highly enantioselective intramolecular hydroarylation (94-96% ee) of linked alkyne-indole systems by using the prevalent chiral base catalyst, cinchonidine or cinchonine, under unprecedented transition-metal-free conditions is described. The process is considered to involve chiral base catalysis for enantioselective transformation of the alkyne part to a reaction intermediate with an axially chiral vinylidene o-quinone methide (VQM) functionality, which subsequently effects stereospecific cyclization with the tethered indole moiety.
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