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Keywords:

  • boron;
  • borylation;
  • C[BOND]H activation;
  • iridium;
  • N-heterocyclic ligands
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Simple source: An intramolecular iridium-mediated C[BOND]H borylation proceeds through transfer of a BH3 fragment from borohydride to a benzylic carbon center (see scheme; coe=cyclooctene). Simple and inexpensive LiBH4 is thus utilized as the boron source in C[BOND]H to C[BOND]B conversion.