Organic Chemistry

Carbodiphosphorane-Catalyzed Hydroboration of Ketones and Imines



We report the use of a cyclic carbodiphosphorane catalyst for ketone and imine hydroboration reactions. To our knowledge, this represents the first use of a carbodiphosphorane as an organocatalyst. The carbodiphospohorane shows superior catalytic activity compared to other neutral carbon nucleophiles tested.


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Supporting Information for "Carbodiphosphorane-Catalyzed Hydroboration of Ketones and Imines"
Contains synthetic procedures, NMR data, and NMR spectra