Synthesis of catechol-, pinacol-, and neopentylglycolborane through the heterogeneous catalytic B-B hydrogenolysis of diboranes(4).

Abstract

A new synthetic approach to hydroboranes catechol-, pinacol-, and neopentylglycolborane has been developed. Starting from diboranes(4) B2cat2, B2pin2, or B2neop2, the respective boranes were obtained by heterogeneously catalyzed cleavage of the B-B bond in the respective diboranes with hydrogen. Group 10 metals were found to be effective catalysts for this… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201302677

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