Regiocontrolled addition of arylboronic acids to allenes using palladium and platinum catalysts.Org Lett. 2008 Nov 20; 10(22):5183-6.OL
Studies about the regiocontrolled addition of arylboronic acids to allenes using a palladium or a platinum catalyst have been described. The selectivity of the reaction can be altered by the choice of the metal reagent and base. Contrary to the formation of endo-olefinic products in the reactions using hydroxopalladium complex, predominant production of exo-olefinic products was observed by the reaction with hydroxoplatinum complex.