Dioxazaborocanes: old adducts, new tricks

This Emerging Area article from Hélène Bonin and Emmanuel Gras (CNRS) discusses the recent developments in dioxazaborocane chemistry that the authors believe may make it a viable fluoride-free alternative to organotrifluoroborate salts.

The review covers the synthesis and properties as well as the applications of dioxazaboracanes in organic chemistry.  The recent uses of dioxazaboracanes as direct reactants, rather than as boronic ester or acid protecting groups, are highlighted and the authors hope that a better understanding of their structures in solution will increase the use of these compounds in direct synthesis.

Dioxazaborocanes: old adducts, new tricks
Hélène Bonin, Thomas Delacroix and Emmanuel Gras
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011,
DOI: 10.1039/C1OB05330B

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