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Sequential Double α-Arylation of N-Allylureas by Asymmetric Deprotonation and N→C Aryl Migration

  • November 9, 2010

On lithiation with lithium amides, N-allyl-N′-aryl ureas undergo rearrangement with transfer of the aryl ring from N to the allylic α carbon. From the α-arylated products, a further aryl transfer under the influence of a chiral lithium amide allows the enantioselective construction of 1,1-diarylallylamine derivatives. Stereoselectivity in these reactions results from the enantioselective formation of a planar chiral allyllithium under kinetic control.

 

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