Synthesis and characterization of a coordinated oxoborane: Lewis acid stabilization of a boron-oxygen double bond

Dragoslav Vidovic, Jennifer A. Moore, Jamie N. Jones, Alan H. Cowley

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The first example of a stable oxoborane monomer (LB=O) stabilized by complexation to AlCl3 has been prepared by the reaction of LAlCl2 with BCl3 followed by treatment with H2O in CH2Cl2 (L = [HC(CMe)2(NC6F5)2]). DFT calculations reveal that considerable boron-oxygen double bond character is retained in this complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4566-4567
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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