Vinylboranes are omniphilic dienophiles. Some unusual and useful properties of vinylboranes in diels-alder reactions
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The rate of Diels-Alder reactions with vinyl-9-BBN is uniquely insensitive to diene substituent effects, and high reactivity is observed with both electron-rich and electron-poor dienes. The regioselectivity of these reactions is controlled mainly by steric effects. © 1992.
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Singleton, D. A., Martinez, J. P., & Watson, J. V.