Chemoselective Suzuki coupling of diborylmethane for facile synthesis of benzylboronates

Kohei Endo*, Takahiro Ohkubo, Takanori Shibata

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The chemoselective Pd-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction using a diborylmethane is reported. The use of an equimolar amount of base with a diborylmethane realized chemoselective coupling for the synthesis of various benzylboronate derivatives. Sterically hindered aryl bromides can give products in moderate to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3368-3371
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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