Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_01b/2008Inside Cover: Catalytic Asymmetric Boration of Acyclic α,β-Unsaturated Esters and Nitriles (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1/2008)

Asymmetric conjugate addition of bis(pinacolato)diboron to α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds would provide easy access to enantioenriched functionalized organoboron compounds, which are useful intermediates in organic synthesis. In their Communication on page 145 ff., J.-E. Lee and J. Yun describe the enantioselective β-boration of α,β-unsaturated esters and nitriles using a copper catalyst and planar chiral diphosphine ligands.

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