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Issue 62, 2016
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Synthesis and fluxional behaviour of novel chloroborole dimers

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Abstract

The (B-Cl)-chloroboroles 2-chloro-1,3-di(4-R-phenyl)-2,4,5,6-tetra-hydrocyclopenta[c]borole (R = H, Br) undergo a novel dimerisation process in CH2Cl2 solution. The resulting unsymmetric dimers are highly fluxional in solution via reversible enantiomerisation through an intermediate with mirror symmetry. DFT calculations suggest an unusual dimerisation mechanism and provide insight into the dynamics of the dimers.

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The article was received on 09 Jun 2016, accepted on 30 Jun 2016 and first published on 01 Jul 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04831E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 9707-9710
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    Synthesis and fluxional behaviour of novel chloroborole dimers

    Z. Zhang, Z. Wang, M. Haehnel, A. Eichhorn, R. M. Edkins, A. Steffen, A. Krueger, Z. Lin and T. B. Marder, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 9707
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04831E

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