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Brønsted Base-Modulated Regioselective Pd-Catalyzed Intramolecular Aerobic Oxidative Amination of Alkenes: Formation of Seven-Membered Amides and Evidence for Allylic C−H Activation

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posted on 18.06.2009, 00:00 by Liang Wu, Shuifa Qiu, Guosheng Liu
A novel palladium-catalyzed intramolecular aerobic oxidative allylic C−H amination of olefins has been developed. Brønsted base can modulate the regioselectivity, favoring the formation of 7-membered rings. Mechanistic studies using deuterium-labeled substrates as probes support a rate-determining allylic C−H activation/irreversible reductive elimination pathway.