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Hydroboration Catalysis

  1. Christopher M. Vogels,
  2. Stephen A. Westcott

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia088

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Vogels, C. M. and Westcott, S. A. 2006. Hydroboration Catalysis . Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


Among the most significant advances in organic synthesis over the past few decades are those associated with the development of transition metal complexes for their use as catalysts in organic reactions. The discovery that transition metals can also be used to catalyze the addition of B[BOND]H bonds to unsaturated substrates has provided the synthetic chemist with another valuable tool. This review examines recent advances in the field of catalyzed hydroborations and their applications in organic synthesis.


  • boron;
  • catalysis;
  • catecholborane;
  • chemoselectivity;
  • electrophilic additions;
  • hydroboration;
  • iridium;
  • pinacolborane;
  • regioselectivity;
  • rhodium;
  • stereoselectivity