Transition metal borylene complexes: Boron analogues of classical organometallic systems

Dragoslav Vidovic, Glesni A. Pierce, Simon Aldridge

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In the ten years since the first examples of terminal borylene complexes were reported, rapid advances in the chemistry of this ligand class have been made, and parallels emerged with classical organometallic ligand systems (such as carbenes, vinylidenes and even CO) as well as with other subvalent main group ligand systems. This article reviews key developments in synthetic, structural and reaction chemistry, with particular attention focusing on recent discoveries in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1157-1171
Number of pages15
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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