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Boron Enolate from Alkyne

Posted by naturalproductman on April 9, 2010

Tom Sheppard and co-workers from the University College in London have recently reported in JACS on an unconventional way to form boron enolates from alkynes – it basically looks like the addition of the -OH group accross the alkyne for a 6-endo-dig cyclization.

boron enolate

JACS paper

OL paper

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