A modified protocol has been identified for Pd-catalyzed intermolecular aminoacetoxylation of terminal and internal alkenes that enables the alkene to be used as the limiting reagent. The results prompt a reassessment of the stereochemical course of these reactions. X-ray crystallographic characterization of two of the products, together with isotopic labeling studies, show that the amidopalladation step switches from a cis-selective process under aerobic conditions to a trans-selective process in the presence of diacetoxyiodobenzene.
Palladium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Aminoacetoxylation of Alkenes and the Influence of PhI(OAc)2 on Aminopalladation Stereoselectivity
J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 6309-6315.