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Issue 77, 2014
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Lewis base activation of borane–dimethylsulfide into strongly reducing ion pairs for the transformation of carbon dioxide to methoxyboranes

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Abstract

The hydroboration of carbon dioxide into methoxyboranes by borane–dimethylsulfide using different base catalysts is described. A non-nucleophilic proton sponge is found to be the most active catalyst, with TOF reaching 64 h−1 at 80 °C, and is acting via the activation of BH3·SMe2 into a boronium–borohydride ion pair.

Graphical abstract: Lewis base activation of borane–dimethylsulfide into strongly reducing ion pairs for the transformation of carbon dioxide to methoxyboranes

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2014, accepted on 06 Aug 2014 and first published on 06 Aug 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04857A
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 11362-11365

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    Lewis base activation of borane–dimethylsulfide into strongly reducing ion pairs for the transformation of carbon dioxide to methoxyboranes

    M. Légaré, M. Courtemanche and F. Fontaine, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 11362
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04857A

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