A new coupling protocol has been developed that allows the union of vinyl sulfones with photoredox-generated α-amino radicals to provide allylic amines of broad diversity. Direct C-H vinylations of N-aryl tertiary amines, as well as decarboxylative vinylations of N-Boc α-amino acids, proceed in high yield and with excellent olefin geometry control. The utility of this new allyl amine forming reaction has been demonstrated via the syntheses of several natural products and a number of established pharmacophores.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry