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Copper-Catalyzed β-Boration of α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds: Rate Acceleration by Alcohol Additives

Soungyun Mun, Ji-Eon Lee and Jaesook Yun*

*Department of Chemistry and Institute of Basic Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Korea, Email:

S. Mun, J.-E. Lee, J. Yun, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 4887-4889.

DOI: 10.1021/ol061955a


A dramatic rate acceleration in the copper-catalyzed addition of bis(pinacolato)diboron to α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds was realized by adding alcohol additives. Various α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds were reacted to the corresponding β-boryl carbonyl compounds in high yields.

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ID: J54-Y2006-3340