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Direct access to a cAAC-supported dihydrodiborene and its dianion

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Abstract

The two-fold reduction of (cAAC)BHX2 (cAAC = 1-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-3,3,5,5-tetramethylpyrrolidin-2-ylidene; X = Cl, Br) provides a facile, high-yielding route to the dihydrodiborene (cAAC)2B2H2. The (chloro)hydroboryl anion reduction intermediate was successfully isolated using a crown ether. Overreduction of the diborene to its dianion [(cAAC)2B2H2]2− causes a decrease in the B–B bond order whereas the B–C bond orders increase.

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Submitted
26 Feb 2018
Accepted
08 Mar 2018
First published
09 Mar 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 4669-4672
Article type
Communication

Direct access to a cAAC-supported dihydrodiborene and its dianion

M. Arrowsmith, J. D. Mattock, J. Böhnke, I. Krummenacher, A. Vargas and H. Braunschweig, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 4669
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01580E

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