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Highly Selective Bis(imino)pyridine Iron-Catalyzed Alkene Hydroboration

Jennifer V. Obligacion and Paul J. Chirik*

*Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, United States, Email:

J. V. Obligacion, P. J. Chirik, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 2680-2683.

DOI: 10.1021/ol400990u

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Catalytic amounts of bis(imino)pyridine iron dinitrogen complexes promote an anti-Markovnikov catalytic hydroboration of terminal, internal, and geminal alkenes with high activity and selectivity. The iron dinitrogen compounds offer distinct advantages in substrate scope and overall performance over known precious metal catalysts and previously reported in situ generated iron species.

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Key Words

hydroboration, boronates

ID: J54-Y2013