Liquid hydrogen sulphide as an ionising solvent. Part II. Reactions of Lewis acids of boron with base analogues
Neutralisations of base analogues by volatile boron Lewis acids have been examined in liquid hydrogen sulphide. Salts containing the new anions BF3SH–, BCl3SH–, BBr3SH–, and BEt3SH– have been prepared. The reaction of diborane is more complicated but seems to proceed, at least initially, through the formation of the ion BH3,SH·BH3–, which subsequently loses hydrogen. The ions BF3SH– and BCl3SH– react with excess of boron trihalide to give tetrafluoroborate and tetrachloroborate ions, respectively.