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Synthesis and ligand-based reduction chemistry of boron difluoride complexes with redox-active formazanate ligands

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Abstract

Mono(formazanate) boron difluoride complexes (LBF2), which show remarkably facile and reversible ligand-based redox-chemistry, were synthesized by transmetallation of bis(formazanate) zinc complexes with boron trifluoride. The one-electron reduction product [LBF2][Cp2Co]+ and a key intermediate for the transmetallation reaction, the six-coordinate zinc complex (L(BF3))2Zn were isolated and fully characterized.

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The article was received on 30 Apr 2014, accepted on 19 May 2014 and first published on 19 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03244F
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7431-7433
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    Synthesis and ligand-based reduction chemistry of boron difluoride complexes with redox-active formazanate ligands

    M.-C. Chang and E. Otten, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7431
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03244F

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