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Copper-Catalyzed Amidation of Allylic and Benzylic C-H Bonds

Guillaume Pelletier and David A. Powell*

*Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research, 16711 Trans Canada Highway, Kirkland, Québec H9H 3L1, Canada, Email:

G. Pelletier, D. A. Powell, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 6031-6034.

DOI: 10.1021/ol062514u (free Supporting Information)


A copper-catalyzed amidation of allylic and benzylic C-H is applicable to the coupling of a diverse set of hydrocarbon species with aryl, heteroaryl, and alkyl sulfonamides and is tolerant of a variety of functional groups.

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Key Words

Sulfonamides, tert-butylhydroperoxide

ID: J54-Y2006-4130