Thioether-Directed NiH-Catalyzed Remote γ-C(sp3)-H Hydroamidation of Alkenes by 1,4,2-Dioxazol-5-ones

Bingnan Du, Yuxin Ouyang, Qishu Chen, Wing Yiu Yu

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A NiH-catalyzed thioether-directed cyclometalation strategy is developed to enable remote methylene C-H bond amidation of unactivated alkenes. Due to the preference for five-membered nickelacycle formation, the chain-walking isomerization initiated by the NiH insertion to an alkene can be terminated at the γ-methylene site remote from the alkene moiety. By employing 2,9-dibutyl-1,10-phenanthroline as the ligand and dioxazolones as the reagent, the amidation occurs at the γ-C(sp3)-H bonds to afford the amide products in up to 90% yield (>40 examples) with remarkable regioselectivity (up to 24:1 rr).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14962-14968
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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