A general one-pot procedure for the 1,2-addition of organolithium reagents to amides followed by the Buchwald-Hartwig amination with in situ released lithium amides is presented. In this work amides are used as masked ketones, revealed by the addition of organolithium reagents which generates a lithium amide, suitable for subsequent Buchwald-Hartwig coupling in the presence of a palladium catalyst. This methodology allows for rapid, efficient and atom economic synthesis of aminoarylketones in good yields.
- CATALYZED AMINATION
- ARYL CHLORIDES