An orthogonal set of catalyst systems has been developed for the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of 3,3-disubstituted and 3-monosubstituted allylboronates with (hetero)aryl halides. These methods allow for the highly selective preparation of either the α- or the γ-isomeric coupling product.
“Ligand-Controlled Palladium-Catalyzed Regiodivergent Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Allylboronates and Aryl Halides”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135(29), 10642 - 10645.