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Sodium perborate: a mild and convenient reagent for efficiently oxidizing organoboranes

George W. Kabalka*, Timothy M. Shoup, Naganna M. Goudgaon

*Departments of Chemistry and Radiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1600, Email:

G. W. Kabalka, T. M. Shoup, N. M. Goudgaon, J. Org. Chem., 1989, 54, 5930-5933.


Sodium perborate efficiently oxidizes a wide variety of functionally substituted organoboranes. The product yields exceed those obtained using standard oxidation procedures.

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Key Words

Hydroboration, Ketones, Sodium Perborate

ID: J42-Y1989-050