Stereospecific functionalizations and transformations of secondary and tertiary boronic esters

Christopher Sandford, Varinder K. Aggarwal*

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The formation of highly enantioenriched boronic esters through both stoichiometric and catalytic methods has received much attention over the past decade. Accordingly, the transformations of the boronic ester moiety into other functional groups is of considerable interest in synthesis. Specifically, transformations which retain the high enantioenrichment of the starting boronic ester, either through a stereoretentive or a stereoinvertive pathway, lead to the formation of new C-C, C-O, C-N, C-X, or C-H bonds at stereogenic centres. This feature article summarises the current state of the art in stereospecific transformations of both secondary and tertiary boronic esters into other functionalities and groups, whilst considering critically the transformations that are currently unattainable and would represent future advances to the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5481-5494
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number40
Early online date29 Mar 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Mar 2017


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