Selective reduction of amides to amines by boronic acid catalyzed hydrosilylation

  • Li Y
  • Molina De La Torre J
  • Grabow K
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Abstract

Not a 'B'ore! Benzothiophene-based boronic acids catalyze the reduction of tertiary, secondary, and primary amides in the presence of a hydrosilane. The reaction demonstrates good functional-group tolerance.

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  • amides
  • boron
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • organocatalysis
  • reduction

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Authors

  • Yuehui Li

  • Jesús A. Molina De La Torre

  • Kathleen Grabow

  • Ursula Bentrup

  • Kathrin Junge

  • Shaolin Zhou

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