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Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis and Isolation of Functionalized Allylboronic Acids: Selective, Direct Allylboration of Ketones


  • Support from the Swedish Research Council and the Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Foundation through the Center of Molecular Catalysis at Stockholm University, as well as a post-doctoral fellowship for M.R. from the Wenner–Gren foundation is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank BASF and Allychem for the generous gifts of diboronic acid.


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Textbook revision: Allylboronic acids, which are easily prepared from allylic alcohols, react readily and selectively with ketones without Lewis acid catalysts.