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Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral Tertiary Organoboronic Esters through Conjugate Boration of β-Substituted Cyclic Enones

I-Hon Chen, Liang Yin, Wataru Itano, Motomu Kanai and Masakatsu Shibasaki*

*Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan, Email:

I-H. Chen, L. Yin, W. Itano, M. Kanai, M. Shibasaki, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 11284-11285.

DOI: 10.1021/ja9045839


A catalytic enantioselective conjugate boration of β-substituted cyclic enones in the presence of a QuinoxP*-CuOtBu complex produced enantiomerically enriched tertiary organoboronates. The substrate scope was broad, and high enantioselectivity was produced using both β-aromatic and aliphatic (linear and branched)-substituted cyclic enones with five- to seven-membered ring sizes.

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ID: J48-Y2009-2540