Hydroboration of 1-octene in the presence of RhCl3-Aliquat 336 catalyst for different reaction times ( 24, 10, 5 and 2 hours ), results in 2-octanol as the major product , which means that Markovnikov addition is the major process . Different solvents and temperatures caused some changes of product ratio of 2-octanol to 1- octanol. The same catalyst system has been found to hydroborate styrene in an anti- Markovnikov fashion.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hydroboration; Alkenes; Rhodium catalysts
Department, Program, or Center
School of Chemistry and Materials Science (COS)
Yang, Lu, "Hydroboration of Alkenes catalyzed by rhodium compounds" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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