Styrene to 2-phenylethanol?

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wiChubby
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Styrene to 2-phenylethanol?

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Hi I did a reaction for an organic chemistry lab that was a hydroboration-oxidation of styrene using borane dimethylsulfide and THF as the solvents, then hydrogen peroxide and NaOH, to produce 2-phenylethanol. I cannot figure out how to balance this reaction, due to the solvents, but I have refreshed myself on stoichiometry. Can anybody help?
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Re: Styrene to 2-phenylethanol?

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It is an Addition of BH3 in Anti Markovnikow to the double bond. The oxidation gives the alcohol.

https://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/ ... f-alkenes/
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