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Selective Synthesis of Alkylboronates by Copper(I)-Catalyzed Borylation of Allyl or Vinyl Arenes

Yanmei Wen*, Jianying Xie, Chunmei Deng and Chaode Li

*College of Science, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang 524088, China, Email:

Y. Wen, J. Xie, C. Deng, C. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 4142-4147.

DOI: 10.1021/jo502606x


An efficient ligand-free copper-catalyzed borylation offers Markovnikov-selectivity in the reaction of bis(pinacolato)diboron with allyl arenes, while the regioselectivity is completely opposite when styrene derivatives are used as substrates.

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