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1-Borabenzonitrile (B-cyanoboratabenzene)

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The reaction of 1-chloro-2-(trimethylsilyl)-1-boracyclohexa-2,5-diene with [nBu4N]C[triple bond, length as m-dash]N provides the 1-borabenzonitrile salt [nBu4N][C5H5BC[triple bond, length as m-dash]N] which in turn reacts with [Ru4(μ-Cl)4(η-C5Me5)4] to afford the sandwich complex [Ru(η6-C5H5BC[triple bond, length as m-dash]N)(η-C5Me5)]. The bonding of 1-borabenzonitrile is discussed with recourse to crystallographic data for [nBu4N][C5H5BC[triple bond, length as m-dash]N] and [Ru(η6-C5H5BC[triple bond, length as m-dash]N)(η-C5Me5)].

Graphical abstract: 1-Borabenzonitrile (B-cyanoboratabenzene)

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The article was received on 06 May 2011, accepted on 21 Jul 2011 and first published on 08 Sep 2011

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10849B
Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 10563-10567

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    1-Borabenzonitrile (B-cyanoboratabenzene)

    I. A. Cade and A. F. Hill, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 10563
    DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10849B

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