Iron Catalyzed Hydroboration of Aldehydes and Ketones
Sem Raj Tamang and Michael Findlater*
*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409, United States, Email: Michael.Findlaterttu.edu
S. R. Tamang, M. Findlater, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 12857-12862.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02020 (free Supporting Information)
An operationally convenient hydroboration of aldehydes and ketones employing Fe(acac)3 as precatalyst proceeded efficiently at room temperature to yield, after work up, 1° and 2° alcohols. A σ-bond metathesis mechanism with an Fe-H intermediate as key reactive species is postulated.
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