alkene → alcohol to the least substituted side (anti-Markovnikov addition) → Hydroboration oxidation
This follows a mechanism:
(1) Electrophilic addition
What reagents can best be used to accomplish the following transformation?
A) 1. BH3-THF 2. HO-, H2O2
B) H+, H2O
C) 1. Hg(OAc)2, H2O/THF 2. NaBH4
D) 1. Hg(O2CCF3)2, CH3OH 2. NaBH4
E) NaOH, H2O
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