Asymmetric beta-Boration of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Esters with Chiral (NHC)Cu Catalysts

Vanesa Lillo, Auxiliadora Prieto, Amadeu Bonet, M. Mar Diaz-Requejo, Jesus Ramirez, Pedro J. Perez, Elena Fernandez

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Copper complexes containing chiral N-heterocyclic carbene ligands catalyze the regioselective nucleophilic boryl attack at the beta-carbon of alpha,beta-unsaturated esters with enantioselectivities up to 74% ee, depending on the nature of the ester group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-662
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2009

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