Alkaline-earth-catalyzed dehydrocoupling of amines and boranes

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Dehydrocoupling reactions between the boranes HBpin and 9‐borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane and a range of amines and anilines ensue under very mild reaction conditions in the presence of a simple β‐diketiminato magnesium n‐butyl precatalyst. The facility of the reactions is suggested to be a function of the Lewis acidity of the borane substrate, and is dictated by resultant pre‐equilibria between, and the relative stability of, magnesium hydride and borohydride intermediates during the course of the catalysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13362-13365
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number45
Early online date11 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015


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