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Ring-opening of cyclic ethers by aluminum hydridotriphenylborate

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Abstract

Molecular aluminum hydride [(L)AlH2] (L = Me3TACD) reacted with 2 equiv. of BPh3 in THF or THP to give the cationic alkoxides [(L)Al(OR)][HBPh3] (R = nBu, nPent) by facile ring-opening of the cyclic ethers. The Cα–O bond cleavage which involves the isolable intermediate [(L)AlH][HBPh3] is a result of hydride transfer to Cα from [HBPh3].

Graphical abstract: Ring-opening of cyclic ethers by aluminum hydridotriphenylborate

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2017, accepted on 03 Mar 2017 and first published on 03 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01159H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3493-3496
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    Ring-opening of cyclic ethers by aluminum hydridotriphenylborate

    D. Mukherjee, H. Osseili, K. Truong, T. P. Spaniol and J. Okuda, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3493
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01159H

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