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Carboxyboration: The Catalyst-Free Synthesis of Borylated Lactones and Isocoumarins From Esters

  • Author(s): Issaian, Adena
  • Advisor(s): Blum, Suzanne A.
  • et al.
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Abstract

Catalyst-free formation of isocoumarins and α-pyrones from the corresponding alkynyl esters is realized. The resulting γ- and δ-lactones are isolated as the pinacolboronic esters, boronic acids or potassium trifluoroborate salts, which provide a variety of methods for downstream functionalization of the newly formed B−C σ bond. Reaction conditions have been optimized and a substrate table has been constructed to show tolerance of various functional groups incompatible with other borylation techniques. A mechanism has been proposed as a result of mechanistic studies and downstream functionalization is in progress to show the versatility of the methodology.

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