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Carbohydrate-Catalyzed Enantioselective Alkene Diboration: Enhanced Reactivity of 1,2-Bonded Diboron Complexes

Lichao Fang, Lu Yan, Fredrik Haeffner and James P. Morken*

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

L. Fang, L. Yan, F. Haeffner, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 2508-2511.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b13174

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Catalytic enantioselective diboration of alkenes is accomplished with readily available carbohydrate-derived catalysts via the intermediacy of 1,2-bonded diboronates.

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Key Words

1,2-diols, diboranes, organocatalysis

ID: J48-Y2016