Vinylboranes are omniphilic dienophiles. Some unusual and useful properties of vinylboranes in diels-alder reactions Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Singleton, D. A., Martinez, J. P., & Watson, J. V.

citation count

  • 32

publication date

  • February 1992