Generation of cationic two-coordinate group-13 ligand systems by spontaneous halide ejection: Remarkably nucleophile-resistant (dimethylamino)borylene complexes

David A. Addy, Glesni A. Pierce, Dragoslav Vidovic, Dibyendu Mallick, Eluvathingal D. Jemmis, Jose M. Goicoechea, Simon Aldridge

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Spontaneous ejection of chloride from a three-coordinate boron Lewis acid can be effected by employing very electron rich metal substituents and leads to the formation of a sterically unprotected terminal (dimethylamino)borylene complex that has a short metal-boron bond and remarkable resistance to attack by nucleophilic and protic reagents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4586-4588
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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