(matrix presented) The metal-catalyzed reaction of olefins with allylamines bearing coordination sites (2-pyridyl groups) was studied. With Ru3(CO)12 as catalyst, activation of C-H bonds led to the formation of ketimines that were hydrolyzed to give asymmetric ketones. With [(C8H14)2RhCl]2, both C-H and C-C bonds were activated and symmetric ketones were formed on hydrolysis. The reaction involves double bond migration of the allylamine to form an aldimine.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry