Transition metal- And solvent-free double hydroboration of nitriles

Deepika Bedi, Aneelman Brar, Michael Findlater

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A highly efficient, room temperature double hydroboration of nitriles under transition metal-free and solvent-free conditions is reported. Sodium triethylborohydride is used as a catalyst and yields up to 99% are disclosed. Mechanistic studies reveal the reaction proceeds in a stepwise manner with initial formation of a boryl-imine which undergoes a second hydroboration to afford a diborylated amine product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1128
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 21 2020


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