A metal-free oxidative difunctionalization of N-allylamides and N-allylthioamides has been developed. This system features the use of a hypervalent iodine oxidant with electron-deficient amines to access 5-amino-oxazoline and thiazoline scaffolds under mild conditions. Notably, various electron-deficient amines were systematically evaluated and we verified the reaction profile was originated from an attached (benzene)sulfonyl group. (Figure presented.).
- hypervalent iodine