Syntheses and anion binding capabilities of bis(diarylboryl) ferrocenes and related systems

Michael J. Kelly, Alexander E.J. Broomsgrove, Ian R. Morgan, Inke Siewert, Philip Fitzpatrick, Jessica Smart, Dragoslav Vidovic, Simon Aldridge

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Isomeric diborylated ferrocenes featuring 1,1′-, 1,2-, and 1,3-substitution patterns have been targeted via a combination of electrophilic aromatic substitution and directed ortho-lithiation protocols. While none of these systems are competent for the Lewis acid chelation of fluoride, related systems featuring a mixed B/Si acceptor set capture 1 equiv of fluoride via a Si-F-B bridging motif.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2674-2684
Number of pages11
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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