hydroboration

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hydroboration

[¦hī·drō·bə′rā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
The process of producing organoboranes by the addition of a compound with a B-H bond to an unsaturated hydrocarbon; for example, the reaction of diborane ion with a carbonyl compound. Also known as boration.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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