A catalytic, enantioselective method for the preparation of chiral, non-racemic, alkylboronic esters bearing two vicinal stereogenic centers is described. The reaction proceeds via a 1,2-migration of a zwitterionic thiiranium-boronate complex to give exclusively anti carbosulfenylation products. A broad scope of aryl groups migrate with good yield and excellent enantioselectivity (up to 99:1 e.r.). Similarly, a range of di- and trisubstituted alkenylboronic esters are competent reaction partners. This method provides access to both secondary and tertiary chiral alkylboronic esters.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry