Formation of Enamides via Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Vinyl Transfer from Vinyl Ethers to Nitrogen Nucleophiles

Palladium(II) complexes catalyze the formation of enamides via the formal cross-coupling reaction between nitrogen nucleophiles and vinyl ethers. These vinyl transfer reactions proceed in good yields with amide, carbamate, and sulfonamide nucleophiles, and the optimal catalyst is (DPP)Pd(OCOCF3)2 (DPP = 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline).