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Novel H2activation by a tris[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borane frustrated Lewis pair

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Abstract

Tris[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borane (1, BArF18), has been synthesised on a practical scale for the first time. According to the Gutmann–Beckett method it is a more powerful Lewis acid than B(C6F5)3. It forms a ‘frustrated Lewis pair’ with 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine which cleaves H2 to form a salt containing the novel anion [μ-H(BArF18)2].

Graphical abstract: Novel H2 activation by a tris[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borane frustrated Lewis pair

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The article was received on 17 Feb 2012, accepted on 13 Apr 2012 and first published on 17 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30384A
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 9019-9022

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    Novel H2 activation by a tris[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borane frustrated Lewis pair

    T. J. Herrington, A. J. W. Thom, A. J. P. White and A. E. Ashley, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9019
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30384A

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