Platinum Catalysed Diboration of Terminal Alkenes with Chiral Diborane(4) Compounds

Todd B. Marder, Nicholas C. Norman, Craig R. Rice

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Chiral diborane(4) compounds, synthesised from B2(NMe2)4 and the relevant chiral diols, react with terminal alkenes in the presence of Pt(dba)2 (dba = dibenzylidene acetone) affording 1,2-diboryl compounds which have diastereoselectivities up to 60% d.e.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


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