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Alkene Isomerization-Hydroboration Promoted by Phosphine-Ligated Cobalt Catalysts

Margaret L. Scheuermann, Elizabeth J. Johnson and Paul J. Chirik*

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

M. L. Scheuermann, E. J. Johnson, P. J. Chirik, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2708-2711.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b01135 (free Supporting Information)

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(PPh3)3CoH(N2) is an effective catalyst for the hydroboration of alkenes. In alkene isomerization-hydroboration, (PPh3)3CoH(N2) promotes boron incorporation adjacent to π-systems even in substrates where the alkene is at a remote position.

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