A rapid and productive vicinal diamination of alkenes takes place in the presence of a hypervalent iodine(III) reagent and bissulfonimides as nitrogen sources. A total of more than 60?examples are presented. The reaction is characterized by its robustness and its wide substrate scope: it proceeds selectively with both terminal and internal alkenes and tolerates a range of functional groups.
Iodine(III)-promoted intermolecular diamination of alkenes
Chem. Asian J. 2012, 7, 1103-1111.