Oxidative addition of oximes to palladium(0) complexes generates alkylideneaminopalladium(II)
species, which are utilized as key intermediates for carbon-nitrogen bond formation.
Various aza-heterocycles, such as pyrrole, pyridine, isoquinoline, spiroimine, and
azaazulene, can be synthesized from O-pentafluorobenzoyloximes having an olefinic
moiety via an intramolecular Heck-type reaction (amino-Heck reaction) by treatment
with a catalytic amount of a Pd(0) complex.