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One-Pot Synthesis of Arylboronic Acids and Aryl Trifluoroborates by Ir-Catalyzed Borylation of Arenes

Jaclyn M. Murphy, C. Christoph Tzschucke and John F. Hartwig*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 600 South Matthews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, Email:

J. M. Murphy, C. C. Tzschucke, J. F. Hartwig, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 757-760.

DOI: 10.1021/ol062903o


Arylboronic acids and aryl trifluoroborates are synthesized in a one-pot sequence by Ir-catalyzed borylation of arenes. To prepare the arylboronic acids, the Ir-catalyzed borylation is followed by oxidative cleavage of the pinacol boronates with NaIO4. To prepare the aryltrifluoroborate, the Ir-catalyzed borylation is followed by displacement of pinacol by KHF2.

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Key Words

Arylboronic Acids, Aryltrifluoroborates, Sodium Periodate

ID: J54-Y2007-0680