CuH-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydroamidation of Vinylarenes.Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018 05 28; 57(22):6672-6675.AC
A CuH-catalyzed enantioselective hydroamidation reaction of vinylarenes has been developed using readily accessible 1,4,2-dioxazol-5-ones as electrophilic amidating reagents. This method provides a straightforward and efficient approach to synthesize chiral amides in good yields with high levels of enantiopurity under mild conditions. Moreover, this transformation tolerates substrates bearing a broad range of functional groups.