A novel iodide-catalyzed intermolecular aminooxygenation strategy is described here. Amide is used as the O- and N- source to probe for regiocontrol strategies. Notably, simple additives can be selectively introduced to achieve regiodivergent oxyamination processes for electronically activated alkenes while being regio-complementary for unactivated alkenes. Our preliminary data demonstrates that this regiocontrol strategy based on nucleophile can also be applied in asymmetric processes using chiral hypervalent iodine catalysis.
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