Contrasting reactivity of anionic boron- and gallium-containing NHC analogues: E-C vs. E-M bond formation (E = B, Ga)

Andrey Protchenko, Liban Saleh, Dragoslav Vidovic, Deepak Dange, Cameron Jones, Philip Mountford, Simon Aldridge

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The anionic Group 13 NHC analogues [(CHNDipp)2E] (E = B or Ga) display contrasting reactivity towards the halfsandwich titanium imido complex Cp*TiCl(NtBu)py; while the gallium system undergoes salt metathesis yielding the first example of a titanium gallyl compound, the more nucleophilic boryl anion generates a dearomatized pyridyl fragment via attack at the ligand 2-position.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8546 - 8548
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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