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Keywords:

  • allenes;
  • boronic esters;
  • cross-coupling;
  • lithiation;
  • propargylic alcohols
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Lithiation–borylation of propargylic carbamates leads to tertiary propargylic boronic esters in very high e.r., provided that ethylene glycol boronic esters are used. These versatile intermediates undergo a range of highly stereoselective transformations, including protodeboronation to give tertiary allenes and Suzuki–Miyaura cross-couplings of tertiary boron species leading to tetrasubstituted allenes with high enantiospecificity.