Organic Chemistry

Nickel-catalyzed 1,4-rearrangement of an aryl Group in aryl N-benzylimidates via C–O and C–H bond cleavage



We report herein that nickel-catalyzed reaction of aryl imidates bearing an N-benzyl group results in 1,4-migration of an O-aryl group via the cleavage of C–O and C–H bonds. This protocol allows for the benzylic C–H bond arylation of benzylamine building blocks using phenols as an aryl source to form elaborate diarylmethylamine derivatives.


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Supporting Information
Detailed experimental procedures and spectroscopic data for new compounds.