Efficient access to chiral C(sp 3) boronates in stereochemically pure form is critical for realizing the substantial potential of such building blocks in complex-molecule synthesis. We herein report that a pinene-derived iminodiacetic acid (PIDA) ligand enables the highly diastereoselective synthesis of a wide range of oxiranyl C(sp 3) boronates from the corresponding olefins. These oxiranyl PIDA boronates, in turn, can be readily transformed into unprecedented stable α-boryl aldehydes via a novel 1,2-migration of the boronate group that proceeds with complete maintenance of stereochemical purity. B-Protected haloboronic acids containing dual sp 3-hybridized C centers are readily accessible via this platform, and the herein demonstrated capacity for stereocontrolled iterative C(sp 3) cross-coupling with this novel type of bifunctional reagent to access a medicinally important chiral small-molecule target in highly enantioenriched form represents a substantial advance for the building-block-based approach to synthesis.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry