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Issue 36, 2015
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Reactivity of a dihydroboron species: synthesis of a hydroborenium complex and an expedient entry into stable thioxo- and selenoxo-boranes

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Abstract

The reaction of a recently synthesized dihydroboron species complexed with bis(phosphinimino)amide, LBH2 (1), (L = [N(Ph2PN(2,4,6-Me3C6H2))2]) with 3 equivalents of BH2Cl·SMe2 or one equivalent of BCl3 affords the first stable monohydridoborenium ion, [LBH]+[HBCl3] (2) that is stable without a weakly coordinating bulky anion. Compound 2 can also be prepared directly by refluxing LH with 3 equivalents of BH2Cl·SMe2. Interestingly, reaction of LBH2 (1) with elemental sulfur and selenium involves oxidative addition of S and Se into B–H bonds and subsequent release of H2S (or H2Se) from the intermediate LB(SH)2 (or LB(SeH)2) species forming stable compounds with terminal boron–chalcogen double bonds LB[double bond, length as m-dash]S (3) and LB[double bond, length as m-dash]Se (4). The electronic structures of compounds 2, 3 and 4 were elucidated by high resolution mass spectrometry, multi-nuclear NMR and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Ab initio calculations on 3 are in excellent agreement with its experimental structure and clearly support the existence of the boron–sulfur double bond.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity of a dihydroboron species: synthesis of a hydroborenium complex and an expedient entry into stable thioxo- and selenoxo-boranes

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Submitted
22 Jul 2015
Accepted
05 Aug 2015
First published
06 Aug 2015

Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 15779-15785
Article type
Communication
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Reactivity of a dihydroboron species: synthesis of a hydroborenium complex and an expedient entry into stable thioxo- and selenoxo-boranes

K. Jaiswal, B. Prashanth, S. Ravi, K. R. Shamasundar and S. Singh, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 15779
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02788H

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