The facile reaction of B-alkyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes with benzaldehyde

M. Mark Midland, Alfonso Tramontano, Stephen A. Zderic

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Certain B-alkyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes, in contrast to the corresponding trialkylboranes, reduce benzaldehyde to benzyl alcohol under exceptionally mild conditions. Concurrently, the B-alkyl group is transformed into an olefin. A cyclic process is proposed for this reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 5 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry


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