Stereoselective vinylation of aryl N-(2-pyridylsulfonyl) aldimines with 1-alkenyl-1,1-heterobimetallic reagents.Org Lett. 2011 Dec 16; 13(24):6464-7.OL
Vinylation of aryl N-(2-pyridylsulfonyl) aldimines with versatile 1-alkenyl-1,1-borozinc heterobimetallic reagents is disclosed. In situ hydroboration of air-stable B(pin)-alkynes followed by chemoselective transmetalation with dimethylzinc and addition to aldimines provides B(pin)-substituted allylic amines in 53-93% yield in a one-pot procedure. The addition step can be followed by either B-C bond oxidation to provide α-amino ketones (71-98% yield) or Suzuki cross-coupling to furnish trisubstituted 2-arylated (E)-allylic amines (51-73% yield).