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Homologation of Boronic Esters with Lithiated Epoxides for the Stereocontrolled Synthesis of 1,2- and 1,3-Diols and 1,2,4-Triols

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posted on 01.01.2009, 00:00 by Emeline Vedrenne, Olov A. Wallner, Maxime Vitale, Frank Schmidt, Varinder K. Aggarwal
Lithiated epoxides react stereospecifically with boronic esters to give syn-1,2-diols, a process that can be used iteratively to create triols containing four stereogenic centers.