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1,3-Difunctionalizations of [1.1.1]Propellane via 1,2-Metallate Rearrangements of Boronate Complexes

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Early online date8 Jan 2020
DateAccepted/In press - 21 Nov 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jan 2020
DatePublished (current) - 28 Jan 2020


1,3‐Disubstituted bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes (BCPs) are valuable bioisosteres of para ‐substituted aromatic rings. The most direct route to these structures is via multi‐component ring‐opening reactions of [1.1.1]propellane. However, challenges associated with these transformations mean that difunctionalized BCPs are more commonly prepared via multistep reaction sequences with BCP‐halide intermediates. Herein, we report three‐ and four‐component 1,3‐difunctionalizations of [1.1.1]propellane with organometallic reagents, organoboronic esters and a variety of electrophiles. This is achieved by trapping intermediate BCP‐metal species with boronic esters to form boronate complexes, which are versatile intermediates whose electrophile‐induced 1,2‐metallate rearrangement chemistry enables a broad range of C–C bond‐forming reactions.

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  • [1.1.1]Propellan, Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane, Borylierung, Mehrkomponentenreaktionen, Zweifel-Olefinierung



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