Transition metal catalysed diboration
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Homogeneous transition metal catalysed hydroboration reactions are discussed briefly, providing the background which led to the recent discovery of metal catalysed diborations [additions of the B–B bond in B2(OR)4 compounds] of alkynes, alkenes, 1,3-diynes, 1,3-dienes, and ά,βunsaturated ketones. Catalysed additions of B–Si and B–Sn bonds are also presented. Metal catalysed synthesis of organoboron compounds is a useful new synthetic method.