Catalytic Alkyne Arylation Using Amines as Traceless Directing Groups

2018-05-03T13:34:25Z (GMT) by Jung-Woo Park Bubwoong Kang Vy M. Dong
By developing a Pd(0)/Mandyphos catalyst, we have achieved a three-component aminoarylation of alkynes to generate enamines, which upon hydrolysis yield either α-arylphenones or α,α-diarylketones. This Pd-catalyzed method overcomes well-established pathways to enable the use of amines as traceless directing groups for C–C bond formation.