A method is reported for palladium-catalyzed N-quinolyl carboxamide-directed olefination of the unactivated C(sp3)-H bonds of phthaloyl alanine with a broad range of vinyl iodides at room temperature. This reaction represents the first example of the stereoretentive installation of multisubstituted terminal and internal olefins onto unactivated C(sp3)-H bonds. These methods enable access to a wide range of challenging β-vinyl α-amino acid products in a streamlined and controllable fashion, beginning from simple precursors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry