Barbier-type Zn and In-mediated allylations of an N,N-(dimethylsulfamoyl)-protected aldimine with different allyl bromides were investigated for the preparation of N-homoallylic sulfamides. The desired N,N-(dimethylsulfamoyl)-protected products were obtained in moderate to high yields in THF as the optimal solvent. Their further derivatization was demonstrated by a facile preparation of a functionalized dehydropiperidine by an allylation/olefin metathesis reaction sequence. A high yielding deprotection of the N,N-dimethylsulfamoyl group was likewise demonstrated. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.