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Issue 8, 2018
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Catalyst-free and solvent-free hydroboration of aldehydes

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A simple catalyst-free and solvent-free method for the hydroboration of various aldehydes bearing a wide array of electron-withdrawing and electron-donating groups was developed. Unlike aldehydes, the addition of boranes to ketones is less efficient and is thus advantageous for the chemoselective reduction of the former ones. It is suggested that the described transformation proceeds with the formation of Lewis acid–base adducts, which facilitates further hydroboration.

Graphical abstract: Catalyst-free and solvent-free hydroboration of aldehydes

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The article was received on 04 Jan 2018, accepted on 01 Mar 2018 and first published on 02 Mar 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00042E
Citation: Green Chem., 2018,20, 1738-1742

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    Catalyst-free and solvent-free hydroboration of aldehydes

    H. Stachowiak, J. Kaźmierczak, K. Kuciński and G. Hreczycho, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 1738
    DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00042E

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