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Triarylborane Ammonia Complexes as Ideal Precursors for Arylzinc Reagents in Asymmetric Catalysis

Stefan Dahmen* and Matthias Lormann

*cynora GmbH, Kaiserstrasse 100, D-52134 Herzogenrath, Germany, Email:

S. Dahmen, M. Lormann, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 4597-4600.

DOI: 10.1021/ol0515659


The value of stable and easily accessible triarylborane ammonia complexes as precursors for arylzinc reagents in asymmetric catalysis is demonstrated. Various chiral diarylmethanols were synthesized in high yield and enantioselectivity.

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Benzylic Alcohols

ID: J54-Y2005-1630