Hazra CK1,2, Gandhamsetty N1,2, Park S1,2, Chang S1,2.
Nat Commun. 2016 Nov 28;7:13431. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13431.The conversion of renewable biomass resources to synthetically valuable chemicals is highly desirable, but remains a formidable challenge in regards to the substrate scope and reaction conditions. Here we present the development of tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane-catalysed conversion of furans via ring-opening and closing cascade processes to afford silicon-functionalized synthetic chemicals under transition metal-free conditions. Read More