Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 15, 2017
Previous Article Next Article

Borocation catalysis

Author affiliations


The synthesis, stability and catalytic reactivity of borocations are described in the context of their reaction in frustrated Lewis pair-type processes. The reactivity of these unique Lewis acids can be predicted based on the number of substituents and their ability to stabilize the positive charge on boron. Tricoordiante borenium ions prove to be the most catalytically relevant and their use in the catalytic transformations of organic molecules is described.

Graphical abstract: Borocation catalysis

Back to tab navigation

Article information

06 Nov 2016
16 Feb 2017
First published
16 Feb 2017

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 4874-4887
Article type

Borocation catalysis

P. Eisenberger and C. M. Crudden, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 4874
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04232E

Social activity

Search articles by author