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Transition-Metal-Free Homologative Cross-Coupling of Aldehydes and Ketones with Geminal Bis(boron) Compounds

Transition-Metal-Free Homologative Cross-Coupling of Aldehydes and Ketones with Geminal Bis(boron) Compounds
Graham Pattison, Thomas C. Stephens
We report a transition-metal-free coupling of aldehydes and ketones with geminal bis(boron) building blocks which provides the coupled, homologated carbonyl compound upon oxidation. This reaction not only extends an alkyl chain containing a carbonyl group, it also simultaneously introduces a new carbonyl substituent. We demonstrate that enantiopure aldehydes with an enolizable stereogenic center undergo this reaction with complete retention of stereochemistry.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01474

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01474

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