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Magnesium amide catalyzed selective hydroboration of esters

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Abstract

Magnesium amide complexes such as Mg{N(SiMe3)2}2 (1) xylLMgN(SiMe3)2·THF (2) [xylL = ArNC(NiPr2)NAr; (Ar = 2,6-Me2-C6H3)] and dippLMgN(SiMe3)2·THF (3) [dippL = ArNC(NiPr2)NAr; (Ar = 2,6-iPr2-C6H3)] are reported as highly efficient pre-catalysts for the hydroboration of a wide range of esters using pinacolborane (HBpin) under mild reaction conditions. Moreover, we have shown compound 1 catalyzed chemoselective reduction of esters in the presence of other reducible functional groups such as alkene, alkyne and nitro.

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The article was received on 14 Feb 2017, accepted on 23 Feb 2017 and first published on 23 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00556C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 4152-4156
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    Magnesium amide catalyzed selective hydroboration of esters

    M. Kr. Barman, A. Baishya and S. Nembenna, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 4152
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00556C

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