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Nickel-Catalysed Allylboration of Aldehydes

Francesca M. Dennis, Craig C. Robertson, Benjamin M. Partridge*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Dainton Building, Sheffield, S3 7HF, UK, Email:

F. M. Dennis, C. C. Robertson, B. M. Partridge, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 1903-1914.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1690091

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A nickel complex catalyzes an allylboration of aldehydes, facilitating the preparation of homoallylic alcohols in high diastereoselectivity. Allylation occurs through a well-defined six-membered transition state, with nickel acting as a Lewis acid.

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Key Words

allylboration, boronic esters, catalysis, homoallylic alcohols, nickel

ID: J66-Y2020