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Direct Boronation of Allyl Alcohols with Diboronic Acid Using Palladium Pincer-Complex Catalysis. A Remarkably Facile Allylic Displacement of the Hydroxy Group under Mild Reaction Conditions

Vilhelm J. Olsson, Sara Sebelius, Nicklas Selander and Kálmán J. Szabó*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden, Email:

V. J. Olsson, S. Sebelius, N. Selander, K. J. Szabó, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 4588-4589.

DOI: 10.1021/ja060468n


Allyl alcohols were regio- and stereoselectively converted to allyl boronic acids and subsequently to trifluoro(allyl)borates with tetrahydroxy diboron with high isolated yields using palladium pincer-complex catalysis. A mechanism for the fast allylic displacement of a hydroxy group is discussed.

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Key Words

Potassium Allyltrifluoroborates

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