Cobalt-catalyzed C-H borylation

Jennifer V. Obligacion, Scott P. Semproni, Paul J. Chirik

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A family of pincer-ligated cobalt complexes has been synthesized and are active for the catalytic C-H borylation of heterocycles and arenes. The cobalt catalysts operate with high activity and under mild conditions and do not require excess borane reagents. Up to 5000 turnovers for methyl furan-2-carboxylate have been observed at ambient temperature with 0.02 mol % catalyst loadings. A catalytic cycle that relies on a cobalt(I)-(III) redox couple is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4133-4136
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 19 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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