Carbometalations of simple alkenes with allyldibromoborane. Academic Article uri icon


  • [formula: see text] The allylboration of alkenes with allyldibromoborane is described. Utilizing an improved methodology for the synthesis of allyldibromoborane, 1,3-dienes, styrene, and even isolated alkenes could be carbometalated in high yield regio- and stereospecifically at 0 degree C. This high reactivity of allyldibromoborane significantly expands the scope of carbometalations of alkenes.

author list (cited authors)

  • Frantz, D. E., & Singleton, D. A

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Frantz, DE||Singleton, DA

publication date

  • January 1999