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Trimethylamine borane, Borane trimethylamine complex

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The use of trimethylamine-borane facilitates a six-electron reduction of CO2 for a highly selective monomethylation of 2-arylacetonitrile derivatives. Various 2-arylpropionitriles were obtained in good yields.
X. Zhang, S. Wang, C. Xi, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 9744-9749.