“Palladium-Catalyzed γ-Arylation of β,γ-Unsaturated Ketones: Application to a One-Pot Synthesis of Tricyclic Indolines”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47(1), 177-180.
A catalyst system which allows for efficient γ-arylation of β,γ-unsaturated ketones is described. This method can be applied to a one-pot, two-step synthesis of polycyclic indolines from simple starting materials.