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Impregnated Copper on Magnetite as Recyclable Catalyst for the Addition of Alkoxy Diboron Reagents to C-C Double Bonds

Rafael Cano, Diego J. Ramón* and Miguel Yus*

*Instituto de Síntesis Orgánica (ISO) and Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Alicante, Apdo. 99, E-03080-Alicante, Spain, Email:,

R. Cano, D. J. Ramón, M. Yus, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 3458-3460.

DOI: 10.1021/jo100325e


A simple protocol for the borylation of alkenes with use of impregnated copper on magnetite showed a very broad scope. All type of olefins could be used with similar results. The catalyst can be magnetically removed and reused several times, showing similar activity.

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