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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Selective Hydroboration of Nitriles and Imines

Akash Kaithal, Basujit Chatterjee and Chidambaram Gunanathan*

*School of Chemical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), HBNI, Bhubaneswar 752 050, India, Email:

A. Kaithal, B. Chatterjee, C. Gunanathan, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 11153-11161.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02122

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A simple [Ru(p-cymene)Cl2]2 complex is used as a catalyst precursor in a catalyzed hydroboration of nitriles and imines using pinacolborane with unprecedented catalytic efficiency.

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Key Words

reduction of nitriles, reduction of imines, pinacolborane

ID: J42-Y2016