When I have something I want to ask my boss, is it appropriate to say it like this?

• I have a request to you. Would you please ...?

Is there any more appropriate or polite way to say that?

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The first sentence should say "request for you", not "to you".
If you want to make it sound more polite, you might add more words and a note of hesitancy. For example,
"Excuse me, [boss|Ms. X|Mr. Y], but I wonder if you could do something for me. My request is...".

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