An efficient oxidative carbocyclization/borylation of enallenes uses Pd(OAc)2 as the catalyst, B2pin2 as the boron-transfer reagent, and 1,4-benzoquinone (BQ) as the oxidant (see scheme). The reaction seems to take place through activation of the allene by a PdII complex to give an alkenyl–PdII intermediate followed by carbopalladation of the olefin and subsequent cleavage of the intermediate palladium–carbon bond by the boron reagent.
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