A general method for the direct transformation of common tertiary amides into ketones and amines by addition of Grignard reagents
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The direct transformation of amides into ketones by addition of organometallic reagents has attracted the attention of organic chemists for a long time. However limited methods are reliable for common amides and have found synthetic applications. Here we report a method featuring in situ activation of tertiary amides with triflic anhydride (Tf2O) followed by addition of Grignard reagents. The method displays a good generality in scope for both amides and Grignard reagents, and it can be viewed as the acylation of Grignard reagents using amides as stable and selective acylating agents. Moreover, this deaminative alkylation reaction provides a mild method for the N-Deacylation of amides to give free amines.