Iron Catalyzed Hydroboration of Aldehydes and Ketones

Sem Raj Tamang, Michael Findlater

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Abstract

© 2017 American Chemical Society. We report an operationally convenient room temperature hydroboration of aldehydes and ketones employing Fe(acac) 3 as precatalyst. The hydroboration of aldehydes and ketones proceeded efficiently at room temperature to yield, after work up, 1° and 2° alcohols; chemoselective hydroboration of aldehydes over ketones is attained under these conditions. We propose a σ-bond metathesis mechanism in which an Fe-H intermediate is postulated to be a key reactive species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12857-12862
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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