Photoinduced Deaminative Borylation of Alkylamines

Jingjing Wu, Lin He, Adam Noble, Varinder K. Aggarwal*

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An operationally simple deaminative borylation reaction of primary alkylamines has been developed. The formation of electron-donor-acceptor complexes between N-alkylpyridinium salts and bis(catecholato)diboron enables photoinduced single-electron transfer and fragmentation to carbon-centered radicals, which are subsequently borylated. The mild conditions allow a diverse range of readily available alkylamines to be efficiently converted into synthetically valuable alkylboronic esters under catalyst-free conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10700-10704
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2018

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