Transition Metal-Free 1,2-Carboboration of Unactivated Alkenes

Metal-Free 1,2-Carboboration of Unactivated
  author={Ying Cheng and Christian M{\"u}ck-Lichtenfeld and Armido Studer},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
A method for transition metal-free 1,2-carboboration of unactivated alkenes with bis(catecholato)diboron as the boron source in combination with alkyl halides as the alkyl component is introduced. The three-component reaction proceeds via a radical pathway on a broad range of unactivated alkenes, and the 1,2-carboboration products serve as valuable… CONTINUE READING