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Transition-Metal-Free Intramolecular Radical Aminoboration of Unactivated Alkenes

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posted on 2021-09-20, 15:04 authored by Danqing Zheng, Kalipada Jana, Fatmah Ali Alasmary, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Armido Studer
An efficient transition-metal-free cyclizing radical aminoboration of unactivated alkenes is reported. The B2(OH)4 reagent was used as the boron source, and the interaction between B2(OH)4 and an aryloxyamide N-radical precursor enabled the chain reaction to be initiated upon irradiation in the absence of any catalyst. This transformation proceeds via cyclization of an N-radical with subsequent intermolecular C-radical borylation. The cascade shows a broad scope and provides a wide range of high-value cyclic 1,2-aminoboronic esters.