The review of this thesis describes palladium catalysed allylic amination in the context of the
mechanism and synthetic utility. Examples of alkene geometry, regioselectivity and net
retention have been illustrated as a consequence of the amination mechanism. The synthetic
aspects of palladium catalysed allylic amination consists of other examples of the formation of
enantiomerically enriched allylic amines and amino acids. [Continues.]
A doctoral thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
LINK Asymmetric Synthesis Studentship funded by: Loughborough University of Technology; Great Britain, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); and Lilly Research Centre.