Rhodium-Catalyzed C–B Bond Formation

  • Ana B. Cuenca
  • Elena FernándezEmail author
Part of the Topics in Organometallic Chemistry book series (TOPORGAN, volume 61)


This chapter focuses on Rh-activation of boron-based reagents and its assistance in efficient catalytic borylation reactions. The introduction is a critical reflection of the importance that hydroborane reagents have had in reactions such as Rh-catalyzed hydroboration for the last 30 years. The next section shows a brief history of the Rh–B bond formation from Rh complexes and diboron reagents. The most relevant advances in Rh-catalyzed diboration are summarized in the following section. In the fourth section, examples of Rh-catalyzed β-boration of α,β-unsaturated substrates are collected, completing the fifth section with a description and comments about the new trends on Rh-catalyzed C–H and C–X borylation. At the end of this chapter, the authors compile a summary and their perspective for the related field from a mechanistic point of view.


Borylation Catalysis C–B bond Rhodium Stereoselectivity 



The authors acknowledged all the students, postdocs, and colleagues in our papers in references section, all the friends to discuss chemistry with, and all the funding resources, principally AllyChem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryUniversity Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

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