The double functionalization of styrenes through Cu-mediated assisted tandem catalysis was developed. The reaction was initiated by Cu-catalyzed aziridination and the subsequent nucleophilic ring-opening, which was triggered by the addition of (NH 4 ) 2 S 2 O 8 as an oxidant of Cu-catalyst to form a variety of C–C and C–X bonds. The expansion to three contiguous catalytic cycles led to the synthesis of functionalized indolines by one-pot operation.
- Double functionalization
- Tandem catalysis