A Divalent Protecting Group for Benzoxaboroles

RSC Adv. 2013 Nov 28;44(3):21331-21334. doi: 10.1039/C3RA44385J.


1-Dimethylamino-8-methylaminonaphthalene is put forth as a protecting group for benzoxaboroles. The ensuing complex is fluorescent, charge-neutral, highly stable under basic conditions, stable to anhydrous acid, and readily cleavable in aqueous acid to return the free benzoxaborole.