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Selective Reduction of Amides to Amines by Boronic Acid Catalyzed Hydrosilylation


  • We thank the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the BMBF for financial support.


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Not a ‘B'ore! Benzothiophene-based boronic acids catalyze the reduction of tertiary, secondary, and primary amides in the presence of a hydrosilane. The reaction demonstrates good functional-group tolerance.

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