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Diborane(4)–metal bonding: between hydrogen bridges and frustrated oxidative addition

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Abstract

The metal complexes [M{HB(hpp)}2(CO)4] (M = Cr, Mo or W) and [M(cod){HB(hpp)}2Cl] (M = Rh or Ir) of the doubly-base stabilized diborane(4) ligand [HB(hpp)]2 were fully characterized and their bonding nature was investigated in detail. While bonding in the group 6 complexes predominantly occurs through the hydrogen atoms, the metal–ligand interaction in the group 9 complexes can be regarded as an early stage oxidative addition of the boron–boron bond leading to diboryl compounds.

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The article was received on 06 Mar 2012, accepted on 03 Apr 2012 and first published on 04 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31671D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 5277-5279
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    Diborane(4)–metal bonding: between hydrogen bridges and frustrated oxidative addition

    A. Wagner, E. Kaifer and H. Himmel, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 5277
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31671D

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