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Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction of Bis(pinacolato)diboron with 1-Alkenyl Halides or Triflates: Convenient Synthesis of Unsymmetrical 1,3-Dienes via the Borylation-Coupling Sequence

Jun Takagi, Kou Takahashi, Tatsuo Ishiyama* and Norio Miyaura

*Division of Molecular Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan, Email:

J. Takagi, K. Takahashi, T. Ishiyama, N. Miyaura, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 8001-8006.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0202255

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1-Alkenylboronic acid pinacol esters have been synthesized via a palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of bis(pinacolato)diboron with 1-alkenyl halides or triflates in toluene at 50C in the presence of KOPh in high yields with complete retention of configuration of the double bonds. A one-pot synthesis of unsymmetrical 1,3-dienes via the borylation-coupling sequence has been developed.

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Key Words

Miyaura Borylation, Vinyl Boronates, Suzuki Coupling, 1,3-Dienes

ID: J48-Y2002-1200