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Potassium Organotrifluoroborates

Organotrifluoroborates: Versatile and Stable Boronic Acid Surrogates

Prof. Gary Molander has extensively developed the chemistry of organotrifluoroborates. These bench stable boronic acid surrogates are useful for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions and have also been used for a variety of other C-C bond forming reactions. Importantly, these reagents are compatible with a wide range of functional groups and are stable to many commonly used and harsh reaction conditions.

Benefits of Organtrifluoroborates:

  • Bench stable reagents that can be stored indefinitely
  • Can be effectively coupled with a wide range of organic electrophiles
  • Exist as tetracoordinated monomeric species
  • Are less prone to protodeboronation than their boronic acid or boronate ester counterparts
Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling with Organotrifluoroborates

Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling with Organotrifluoroborates

Organotrifluoroborates from us

Organotrifluoroborates from us

For a complete list of organotrifluoroborates.

Molander G, Figueroa R. 2005. Aldrichimica Acta.(38):49-56.
Darses S, Genet J. 2003. Potassium Trifluoro(organo)borates: New Perspectives in Organic Chemistry. Eur. J. Org. Chem.. 2003(22):4313-4327.