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Synthesis of 1,1-Diboryl Alkenes Using the Boryl-Heck Reaction

Olamide O. Idowu, Jacob C. Hayes, William B. Reid and Donald A. Watson*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, United States, Email:

O. O. Idowu, J. C. Hayes, W. B. Reid, D. A. Watson, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 4838-4842.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c01567

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In a synthesis of 1,1-diboryl alkenes from terminal alkenes, 1,1-regioselective addition is observed for both conjugated and unconjugated alkenes. The method provides a wide range of 1,1-diboryl alkenes.

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ID: J54-Y2021