Regiodivergent copper catalyzed borocyanation of 1,3-dienes

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Copper catalyzed multifunctionalization of unsaturated carbon‐carbon bonds is a powerful tool for the generation of complex molecules. We report a regiodivergent process that allows a switch between 1,4‐borocupration and 4,1‐borocupration of 1,3‐dienes upon a simple change in ligand. The subsequently generated allyl coppers are trapped in an electrophilic cyanation to selectively generate densely functionalized and synthetically versatile 1,2‐ or 4,3‐ borocyanation products.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number35
Early online date10 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2018

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