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Enantioselective Conjugate Borylation


  • J.A.S. is indebted to the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (predoctoral fellowship, 2008–2010), and K.M. to the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (predoctoral fellowship, 2009–2011).


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Learn your ABCs! The asymmetric borylation in conjugate fashion has rapidly progressed in recent years if not months (see scheme, pin=pinacolato, TM=transition metal). This Highlight summarizes these breathtaking developments, including a mechanistic analysis. An outlook onto a future asymmetric organocatalysis is presented as well.