Benzylic C–H addition of aromatic amines to alkenes using a scandium catalyst
Jianhong Su, Yuncong Luo and Xin Xu *（徐信）
Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, P. R. China.
Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 3688--3691
An efficient and selective benzylic C(sp3)–H addition of o-CH3-substituted tertiary aromatic amines to alkenes has been achieved using an anilido-oxazoline ligand supported scandium catalyst, which provides an atom-economic method for the synthesis of a new family of alkylated tertiary anilines. A wide range of amine and alkene substrates are compatible with the catalyst system.