Organic Chemistry Portal



Direct Synthesis of Alkenylboronates from Alkenes and Pinacol Diboron via Copper Catalysis

Wenkui Lu, Zengming Shen*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China, Email:

W. Lu, Z. Shen, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 142-146.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03599

see article for more reactions


A Cu/TEMPO catalyst system exhibits both excellent reactivity and selectivity for the synthesis of alkenylboronates from inexpensive alkenes and pinacol diboron. This approach enables a direct functionalization of both aromatic and aliphatic terminal alkenes.

see article for more examples

Key Words

vinylboronates, TEMPO

ID: J54-Y2019