N-boronomethyltrialkylammonium salts were prepared via the reaction of trialkyl amines with α-halomethylboronates. These compounds were utilized as selective catalysts for acetylation of primary alcohols and aldehydes.
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This research was supported by grants from Research Corporation (CC6961), American Cancer Society (IRG-58-001-46-IRG51), and the Grant-in-Aid (20206) administered by the University of Minnesota. We also thank the Aldrich Chemical Company for the financial support.
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- Boronomethylammonium salts