4-Acetamido-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-oxopiperidinium tetrafluoroborate (Bobbitt's salt) effectively activates electron rich alkenes and promotes the addition of anilines. This transformation provides a direct, transition metal free method for amino-oxidation of alkenes under mild conditions. The relative stereochemistry of the amino-oxidation is influenced by solvent effects, with both the syn and anti amino-oxidation products being accessible from identical starting materials.
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