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Carboxylation of Organoboronic Esters with Potassium Methyl Carbonate under Copper Catalysis

Hung A. Duong*, Tuan Minh Nguyen*, Nurul Zubaidah Binte Rosman, Lionel Jia Liang Tan

*Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 8 Biomedical Grove, Neuros #07-01, Singapore 138665, Email:,

H. A. Duong, T. M. Nguyen, N. Z. B. Rosman, L. J. L. Tan, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 1881-1885.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1339119 (free Supporting Information)

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Potassium methyl carbonate serves as a versatile carboxylating agent of allyl- and ­arylboronic esters in copper-catalyzed synthesis of carboxylic acids.

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Key Words

copper, organoboron, carbon dioxide, carbonate, carboxylation

ID: J66-Y2014