New tetrahedral boron heterobicycles: Cyclocondensation of phenylboronic acid with β-keto butanoic acid N-acyl hydrazones

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  • Authors:
  • Antigoni Kotali
  • Anna Maniadaki
  • Elvira Kotali
  • Philip A. Harris
  • Ewa Różycka-Sokołowska
  • And 2 others
  • External authors:
  • Piotr Bałczewski
  • John A. Joule


A series of 4-phenyl-2-aryl-8-methyl-6-oxo-7-phenylhydrazo-2H,4H,6H,7H,8H[1,3,4,2]-oxadiazaborolo[2,3-b][1,3,2]oxazaborines were prepared in high yields via the reaction of phenylboronic acid with various N-acylhydrazones of 3-keto-2-(2′-phenylhydrazono) butanoic acid in the presence of 4 Å molecular sieves. These derivatives represent a novel class of zwitterionic, tetrahedral boron heterocycles. Single crystal X-ray analysis of a representative boron containing product is reported.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-515
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number6
Early online date23 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2017