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|Persistent Radical Meets Boron Enolates|
Mild and efficient oxidation of catecholboron ketone enolates is performed by reaction with the persistent TEMPO radical. Catecholboron enolates are readily prepared via 1,4-reduction of α,β-unsaturated ketones, via "transmetallation" of silyl enol ethers and zinc enolates.
This work was carried out in the group of Prof. Philippe Renaud.