HILL, A.W., ELSEGOOD, M.R.J. and KIMBER, M.C., 2010. An intermolecular hydroamination of allenamides with arylamines catalyzed by cationic Au(I) salts. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 75 (15), pp. 5406 - 5409
An intermolecular hydroamination of allenamides with arylamines has been achieved under mild Au(I) catalysis conditions delivering allylamino E-enamides stereoselectively and in high yield. The reaction is made possible via a convenient method for conjugated N-acyliminium formation.