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Unlocking the catalytic potential of tris(3,4,5-trifluorophenyl)borane with microwave irradiation

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Abstract

The catalytic activity of tris(3,4,5-trifluorophenyl)borane has been explored in the 1,2-hydroboration reactions of unsaturated substrates. Under conventional conditions, the borane was found to be active only in the hydroboration of aldehyde, ketone and imine substrates, with alkenes and alkynes not being reduced effectively. The use of microwave irradiation on the other hand has permitted alkenes and alkynes to be hydroborated in good yields.

Graphical abstract: Unlocking the catalytic potential of tris(3,4,5-trifluorophenyl)borane with microwave irradiation

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2018, accepted on 03 Dec 2018 and first published on 04 Dec 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09459D
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 318-321
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    Unlocking the catalytic potential of tris(3,4,5-trifluorophenyl)borane with microwave irradiation

    J. L. Carden, L. J. Gierlichs, D. F. Wass, D. L. Browne and R. L. Melen, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 318
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09459D

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