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The enantiospecific conversion of chiral secondary boronic esters into alkylfluorides is reported. Boronate complexes derived from boronic esters and PhLi were used as nucleophiles, with Selectfluor II as the electrophilic fluorinating agent, to afford alkylfluorides in short reaction times. The addition of styrene as a radical trap was found to enhance enantiospecificity. A broad range of alkyl boronic esters were converted into alkylfluorides with almost complete enantiospecificity by this method.
Changing the Synthesis Landscape with Boron at the Helm: from Chiral Organometallics to Assembly Line Synthesis
14/05/12 → 13/01/18