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Asymmetric 1,4-Dihydroxylation of 1,3-Dienes by Catalytic Enantioselective Diboration

Heather E. Burks, Laura T. Kliman and James P. Morken*

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

H. E. Burks, L. T. Kliman, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 9134-9135.

DOI: 10.1021/ja809610h (free Supporting Information)

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Pt-catalyzed enantioselective addition of bis(pinacolato)diboron (B2(pin)2) to conjugated dienes enables an asymmetric 1,4-dihydroxylation of 1,3-dienes. Dienes which are unable to adopt the S-cis conformation are unreactive. For most substrates, 1,4-addition is the predominant pathway.

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Key Words

Allylic Alcohols, Hydrogen Peroxide

ID: J48-Y2009-2040