Ru(3)(CO)(12)-catalyzed coupling reaction of sp(3) C-H bonds adjacent to a nitrogen atom in alkylamines with alkenes.

Catalytic reactions which involve the cleavage of an sp(3) C-H bond adjacent to a nitrogen atom in N-2-pyridynyl alkylamines are described. The use of Ru(3)(CO)(12) as the catalyst results in the addition of the sp(3) C-H bond across the alkene bond to give the coupling products. A variety of alkenes, including terminal, internal, and cyclic alkenes, can be… (More)