Palladium-Catalyzed 2-(Neopentylsulfinyl)aniline Directed C-H Acetoxylation and Alkenylation of the Arylacetamides

A directing group that promotes very fast diacetoxylation of the arylacetamides is reported. The auxiliary also promotes alkenylation with vinyl ketones, which were generated in one-pot from the cyclopropanols.