A protocol for the nickel-catalyzed alkylation of amides was established. The use of alkylboranes as nucleophilic partners allowed the use of mild reaction conditions and compatibility of various functional groups with respect to both coupling partners. The catalytic alkylation proceeded selectively at the amides in the presence of other functional groups as well as other carboxylic acid derived moieties.
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Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): URF/1/3030-01
Acknowledgements: X.L. and L.G. gratefully acknowledge financial support from the China Scholarship Council. This research was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research under Award No. URF/1/3030-01.