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Catalytic Enantioselective Diboration of Cyclic Dienes. A Modified Ligand with General Utility

Kai Hong and James P. Morken*

*Department of Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, United States, Email:

K. Hong, J. P. Morken, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 9102-9108.

DOI: 10.1021/jo201321k

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An enantioselective 1,4-diboration of cyclic dienes with a new taddol-derived phosphonite ligand and subsequent oxidation delivers 1,4-diols with excellent enantioselectivity, whereas homologation can be used to deliver chiral 1,6-diols.

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Key Words

Cyclohexenes, Allylic Alcohols

ID: J42-Y2011-3240