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Diastereoselective Construction of Functionalized Homoallylic Alcohols by Ni-Catalyzed Diboron-Promoted Coupling of Dienes and Aldehydes

Hee Yeon Cho and James P. Morken*

*Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, Email:

H. Y. Cho, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 16140-16141.

DOI: 10.1021/ja806113v (free Supporting Information)


A regio- and diastereoselective nickel-catalyzed reductive coupling of carbonyls with dienes in the presence of a stoichiometric amount of bis(pinacolato)diboron furnishes allyl boronic esters as the reaction product, which was readily converted to the derived allylic alcohol by oxidative workup.

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Key Words

Homoallylic Alcohols, Hydroxylation

ID: J48-Y2008-3600