DOI: 10.1002/ange.202403337 ISSN: 0044-8249

Asymmetric Synthesis of SCF3‐Substituted Alkylboronates by Copper‐Catalyzed Hydroboration of 1‐Trifluoromethylthioalkenes

Yuki Kojima, Yuji Nishii, Koji Hirano
  • General Medicine

A synthetic method for preparation of optically active trifluoromethylthio (SCF3) compounds by a copper‐catalyzed regio‐ and enantioselective hydroboration of 1‐trifluoromethylthioalkenes with H–Bpin has been developed. The enantioselective hydrocupration of an in situ generated CuH species and subsequent boration reaction generate a chiral SCF3‐contaning alkylboronate, of which Bpin moiety can be further transformed to deliver various optically active SCF3 molecules. Computational studies suggest that the SCF3 group successfully controls the regioselectivity in the reaction.

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