Cu-catalyzed carboboration of acetylene with Michael acceptors†
A copper-catalyzed three-component carboboration of acetylene with B2Pin2 and Michael acceptors is reported. In this reaction, a cheap and abundant C2 chemical feedstock, acetylene, was used as a starting material to afford cis-alkenyl boronates bearing a homoallylic carbonyl group. The reaction was robust and could be reliably performed on the molar scale. Furthermore, the resulting cis-alkenyl boronates could be converted to diverse functionalized molecules with ease.
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