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Iterative Synthesis of Alkenes by Insertion of Lithiated Epoxides into Boronic Esters

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posted on 19.03.2019, 15:33 by Kevin Bojaryn, Stefan Fritsch, Christoph Hirschhäuser
The insertion of lithiated epoxides into boronic esters followed by thermal syn-elimination provides a stereospecific entry to alkenes. This process avoids transition metals and is amenable to iteration to provide higher substitution patterns.