Assembly of Indoline-2-carboxylate-Embodied Dipeptides via Pd-Catalyzed C(sp<sup>2</sup>)–H Bond Direct Functionalization

Intramolecular dehydrogenative cyclization of 2-methoxyiminoacyl-protected phenylalanine derivatives proceeded at 110 °C under catalysis of Pd­(OAc)<sub>2</sub> in the presence of 1-fluoro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium tetrafluoroborate to afford substituted indoline-2-carboxylates that were converted into indoline-2-carboxylate-embodied dipeptides via Raney Ni-catalyzed hydrogenation.