Problem: 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. NaBH4D) 1. Hg(O2CCF3)2, CH3OH 2. NaBH4 E) NaOH, H2O

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alkene → alcohol to the least substituted side (anti-Markovnikov addition) → Hydroboration oxidation

This follows a mechanism:

(1) Electrophilic addition

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What reagents can best be used to accomplish the following transformation?

A) 1. BH3-THF 2. HO-, H2O2 

B) H+, H2

C) 1. Hg(OAc)2, H2O/THF 2. NaBH4

D) 1. Hg(O2CCF3)2, CH3OH 2. NaBH

E) NaOH, H2O