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Issue 95, 2017
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A snapshot of inorganic Janovsky complex analogues featuring a nucleophilic boron center

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Abstract

The addition of phenyl lithium (PhLi) to an aromatic 1,3,2,5-diazadiborinine (1) afforded isolable ionic species 2, which can be deemed as an inorganic analogue of a Janovsky complex. X-ray diffraction analysis and DFT studies of 2 indicate the delocalization of π-type electrons mainly over the C–B–C unit in the central B2C2N2 six-membered ring. The reactions of 2 with methyl iodide (MeI) and chloro(tricyclohexylphosphine)gold(I) (Cy3PAuCl) gave 3 bearing a B–Me bond and 4 featuring a B–Au bond, respectively, demonstrating the nucleophilic properties of the tricoordinate boron center in 2.

Graphical abstract: A snapshot of inorganic Janovsky complex analogues featuring a nucleophilic boron center

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2017, accepted on 25 Oct 2017 and first published on 25 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07616A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 12734-12737

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    A snapshot of inorganic Janovsky complex analogues featuring a nucleophilic boron center

    D. Wu, Y. Li, R. Ganguly and R. Kinjo, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 12734
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07616A

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