Magnesium-catalysed hydroboration of isonitriles

Catherine Weetman, Michael S. Hill, Mary F. Mahon

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A beta-diketiminato magnesium alkyl complex is shown to be an effective pre-catalyst for the first reported catalytic hydroboration of organic isonitriles, RNC, with HBpin. The reaction proceeds under mild conditions when R = alkyl and provides access to the corresponding 1,2-diborylated amine products.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14477-14480
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Early online date11 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2015


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