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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2019 Sep 9;58(37):13039-13043. doi: 10.1002/anie.201907366. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

Hydrogen Bond Directed ortho-Selective C-H Borylation of Secondary Aromatic Amides.

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Supramolecular and Homogeneous Catalysis Group, Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Reported is an iridium catalyst for ortho-selective C-H borylation of challenging secondary aromatic amide substrates, and the regioselectivity is controlled by hydrogen-bond interactions. The BAIPy-Ir catalyst forms three hydrogen bonds with the substrate during the crucial activation step, and allows ortho-C-H borylation with high selectivity. The catalyst displays unprecedented ortho selectivities for a wide variety of substrates that differ in electronic and steric properties, and the catalyst tolerates various functional groups. The regioselective C-H borylation catalyst is readily accessible and converts substrates on gram scale with high selectivity and conversion.


C−H activation; borylation; hydrogen bonds; iridium; supramolecular chemistry


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