Grote RE1, Jarvo ER.
Org Lett. 2009 Jan 15;11(2):485-8. doi: 10.1021/ol8026297.An allylation reaction that generates homoallylic amines using allyl trifluoroacetate as a nucleophilic allylmetal precursor is reported. A palladium complex catalyzes two transformations in one pot: formation of allylsilane from allyl trifluoroacetate using hexamethyldisilane and subsequent imine allylation. A three-component reaction was developed where preformed imines were replaced with aldehydes and anisidine. Under these reaction conditions a variety of substrates, including electron-rich aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes, react smoothly to afford homoallylic amines.