(University of Münster) Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, the conversion of substances commonly used in industry often results in the loss of the valuable boron unit, which can replace another atom in a molecule. Chemists at Münster University now introduce carbon-carbon couplings in which the boron atom is retained. The study has been published in the journal Chem.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/uom-cab011720.php