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.
McLaughlin, M. G., McAdam, C. A., & Cook, M. J. (2015). MIDA–Vinylsilanes: Selective Cross-Couplings and Applications to the Synthesis of Functionalized Stilbenes. Organic Letters, 17(1), 10-13. https://doi.org/10.1021/ol503065a