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Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective C–H Alkenylation of Arylacetamides via Distal Weakly Coordinating Primary Amides as Directing Groups

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posted on 25.12.2017, 00:00 by Yogesh Jaiswal, Yogesh Kumar, Amit Kumar
Herein we disclose the efficient Pd­(II)-catalyzed and regioselective ortho C–H alkenylation of arylacetamide derivatives, viz. weakly coordinating aliphatic primary amides. This protocol utilizes ubiquitous free primary amides as the directing group and circumvents two troublesome steps of installation and removal of an external auxiliary. This strategy directly enables the incorporation of a synthetically versatile olefin in the products in moderate to good yields with regio- and distereoselectivity. The alkenylated acetamides can be easily manipulated and further transformed into a variety of useful derivatives.