MIDA–Vinylsilanes: Selective Cross-Couplings and Applications to the Synthesis of Functionalized Stilbenes

Mark G. McLaughlin, Catherine A. McAdam, Matthew J. Cook

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A rapid and stereodefined synthesis of MIDA−boryl vinylsilanes has been achieved through the hydrosilylation of an alkynylboronic ester. The E products which contain a silyl and boryl group can be selectively cross-coupled in a two-step bidirectional sequence to provide a rapid and high-yielding synthesis of complex styrenes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number1
Early online date16 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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