Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Reactions of Alkenes - Problems: Problem 8-14 b


The two isomeric products formed are shown in the picture with labeled stereochemistry. They are enantiomers.

Work Step by Step

The products are shown in the picture. The $BH_3.THF$ attacked on the top face for the first product and for the second one it attacked on the bottom face. The stereochemistry for the first one is R,S and for the second one is S,R. Moreover, the relationship between both of them is that they are enantiomers. Hydroboration-oxidation is steriospecific. The enantiomers formed from (Z) and the enantiomers formed from (S) are diastereomers of each other.
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