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Amine catalysis for the organocatalytic diboration of challenging alkenes

Farre, Albert; Soares, Kaline; Briggs, Rachel A.; Balanta, Angelica; Benoit, David M.; Bonet, Amadeu


Albert Farre

Kaline Soares

Rachel A. Briggs

Angelica Balanta

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Dr David Benoit
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Physics and Astrochemistry

Amadeu Bonet


© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim The generation of in situ sp 2 –sp 3 diboron adducts has revolutionised the synthesis of organoboranes. Organocatalytic diboration reactions have represented a milestone in terms of unpredictable reactivity of these adducts. However, current methodologies have limitations in terms of substrate scope, selectivity and functional group tolerance. Here a new methodology based on the use of simple amines as catalyst is reported. This methodology provides a completely selective transformation overcoming current substrate scope and functional/protecting group limitations. Mechanistic studies have been included in this report.


Farre, A., Soares, K., Briggs, R. A., Balanta, A., Benoit, D. M., & Bonet, A. (2016). Amine catalysis for the organocatalytic diboration of challenging alkenes. Chemistry: a European journal, 22(49), 17552-17556.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 28, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 26, 2016
Publication Date Dec 5, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 30, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 26, 2016
Journal Chemistry: a European journal
Print ISSN 0947-6539
Electronic ISSN 1521-3765
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 49
Pages 17552-17556
Keywords Organoboron, Organocatalysis, Lewis base, Amines, Density functional calculations
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Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Chemistry: a European journal, 2016, v.22, issue 49.


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