Alkene isomerization-hydroboration promoted by phosphine-ligated cobalt catalysts

Margaret L. Scheuermann, Elizabeth J. Johnson, Paul J. Chirik

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Generated in situ from air-stable cobalt precursors or readily synthesized using NaHBEt3, (PPh3)3CoH(N2) was found to be an effective catalyst for the hydroboration of alkenes. Unlike previous base-metal catalysts for alkene isomerization-hydroboration which favor the incorporation of boron at terminal positions, (PPh3)3CoH(N2) promotes boron incorporation adjacent to π-systems even in substrates where the alkene is at a remote position, enabling a unique route to 1,1-diboron compounds from α -dienes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2716-2719
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 5 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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