Asymmetric Magnesium-Catalyzed Hydroboration by Metal-Ligand Cooperative Catalysis

Alban Falconnet, Marc Magre, Bholanath Maity, Luigi Cavallo, Magnus Rueping

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Asymmetric catalysis with readily available, cheap, and non-toxic alkaline earth metal catalysts represents a sustainable alternative to conventional synthesis methodologies. In this context, we describe the development of a first MgII-catalyzed enantioselective hydroboration providing the products with excellent yields and enantioselectivities. NMR spectroscopy studies and DFT calculations provide insights into the reaction mechanism and the origin of the enantioselectivity which can be explained by a metal-ligand cooperative catalysis pathway involving a non-innocent ligand.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17731-17735
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number49
StatePublished - Oct 23 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: B.M. and L.C. acknowledge King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for computational resources of the supercomputer Shaheen II


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