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Issue 10, 2009
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Transition metal borylene complexes: boron analogues of classical organometallic systems

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Abstract

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.

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2008, accepted on 28 Nov 2008 and first published on 07 Jan 2009


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B816042B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009, 1157-1171
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    Transition metal borylene complexes: boron analogues of classical organometallic systems

    D. Vidovic, G. A. Pierce and S. Aldridge, Chem. Commun., 2009, 1157
    DOI: 10.1039/B816042B

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