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Sequential Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation/retro-Dieckmann Fragmentation Strategy for the Synthesis of α‑Substituted Acrylonitriles

A straightforward synthesis of α-substituted acrylonitriles is described using 4-cyano-3-oxotetrahydro-thiophene (c-THT) as an acrylonitrile surrogate. This unprecedented two-step sequence featuring a palladium-catalyzed allylic alkylation (Pd-AA) and a retro-Dieckmann fragmentation provides a general entry into diversely substituted 1,4-dienes.

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