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  1. Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric β-Boration of α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Derivatives
    Luca Mantilli, Clément Mazet*
    ChemCatChem 2010, 2, 501-504

Transition metal- catalyzed asymmetric β-boration of α,β- unsaturated carbonyl derivatives has recently received much attention. Although a variety of metals can be used to promote this reaction, copper has recently emerged as the candidate of choice. Given the appropriate chiral ligand and reaction conditions, the challenging β-boration of β,β-disubstituted cyclic enones is achieved with excellent yields and enantioselectivities.

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Editor’s version DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201000008