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Aldrich® Chemistry Webinars

MIDA Boronate Building Blocks Webinar

Martin D. Burke
Martin D. Burke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Unversity of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
Towards a General Platform for Small-Molecule Synthesis

This Aldrich Chemistry Webinar discusses the many physical and chemical properties of MIDA boronates that underlie their widespread utility, including:

  • Ease of preparation, purification, storage, and minimized environmental impact
  • Reversibly attenuated boronic acid reactivity that enables small-molecule synthesis via iterative cross-coupling
  • Capacity for slow-release cross-coupling that transforms even notoriously unstable 2-heterocyclic, vinyl, and cyclopropyl subunits into air-stable and highly effective cross-coupling partners
  • Compatibility with a wide range of common reaction conditions, which enables the multistep synthesis of structurally complex boronic acids from simple B-containing starting materials

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Watch recorded webinar now (June 16, 2010)