Ramachandran PV1, Raju BC, Gagare PD.
Org Lett. 2012 Dec 21;14(24):6119-21. doi: 10.1021/ol302421t. Epub 2012 Dec 5.A one-pot procedure for the preparation of ammonia borane from trimethyl borate in 90% yield and >99% purity has been reported. This methodology has been modified to prepare a series of trialkylamine-boranes in 70-82% yields from trimethyl borate and lithium hydride/aluminum chloride in the presence of the corresponding trialkylamine.