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Markovnikov-Selective Hydroboration of Vinylarenes Catalyzed by a Cobalt(II) Coordination Polymer

Guoqi Zhang*, Jing Wu, Sihan Li, Sean Cass, Shengping Zheng

*Department of Sciences, John Jay College and Ph.D. Program in Chemistry, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, New York 10019, United States, Email:

G. Zhang, J. Wu, S. Li, S. Cass, S. Zheng, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7893-7897.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03431 (free Supporting Information)

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An inexpensive and air-stable cobalt(II) coordination polymer catalyzes a highly efficient and practical hydroboration of alkenes in the presence of KOtBu within minutes with low catalyst loading. For a range of vinylarenes, unusual Markovnikov selectivity was observed.

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