An Au(I)-catalysed allenamide cyclisation giving access to an α-vinyl-substituted tetrahydroisoquinoline building block

An Au(I)-catalysed intramolecular hydroarylation of an enantiopure allenamide has been achieved and has given access to a key α-vinyl- substititued tetrahydroisoquinoline. Additionally this has been accomplished in very high yield and high diastereoselectivity. © Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York.