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Issue 15, 2018
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Highly efficient hydroboration of carbonyl compounds catalyzed by tris(methylcyclopentadienyl)lanthanide complexes

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Abstract

Homoleptic lanthanide complexes coordinated by a Me-substituted Cp ligand [(MeCp)3Ln] demonstrate unprecedentedly high efficiency in catalyzing the hydroboration of aldehydes and ketones with pinacolborane. This protocol is also applicable for the hydroboration of aryl-substituted imines. In addition, broad functional group compatibility and excellent chemoselectivity is also achieved. DFT calculations are employed to shed light on the reaction mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient hydroboration of carbonyl compounds catalyzed by tris(methylcyclopentadienyl)lanthanide complexes

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The article was received on 04 Feb 2018, accepted on 23 Mar 2018 and first published on 26 Mar 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB00292D
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018,16, 2787-2791

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    Highly efficient hydroboration of carbonyl compounds catalyzed by tris(methylcyclopentadienyl)lanthanide complexes

    D. Yan, P. Dai, S. Chen, M. Xue, Y. Yao, Q. Shen and X. Bao, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 2787
    DOI: 10.1039/C8OB00292D

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