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Chiral organoboronic esters are well known as versatile intermediates for chemical synthesis. Not only are these compounds stable under a variety of reaction conditions, they are generally non-toxic and can be transformed with minimal generation of hazardous waste. An important feature of aliphatic organoboronic esters is that the boron atom may be replaced with an array of different functional groups through efficient, stereospecific transformations. Our research focuses of the development of new strategies for the construction of alkyl boronic esters from simple starting materials in a catalytic enantioselective fashion.

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Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College , Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, United States.
J Am Chem Soc. 2016 Mar 2;138(8):2508-11. doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b13174. Epub 2016 Feb 16.
Catalytic enantioselective diboration of alkenes is accomplished with readily available carbohydrate-derived catalysts. Mechanistic experiments suggest the intermediacy of 1,2-bonded diboronates.Read More
Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA.
Terminal, monosubstituted alkenes are ideal prospective starting materials for organic synthesis because they are manufactured on very large scales and can be functionalized via a broad range of chemical transformations. Alkenes also have the attractive feature of being stable in the presence of many acids, bases, oxidants and rRead More