Synthesis and characterization of terpyridine-supported boron cations: Evidence for pentacoordination at boron

Gregory P. McGovern, Di Zhu, Adelia J.A. Aquino, Dragoslav Vidović, Michael Findlater

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Abstract

Hypervalent boron centers are proposed to be key intermediates in many stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. However, structurally characterized examples remain rare. We have isolated two new borocations with formal charges of 1+ and 2+. Because the dicationic complex displays evidence of pentacoordination at the boron center, we conclude that the interaction is predominantly electrostatic and is a result of the highly electrophilic dicationic boron atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13865-13868
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume52
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013

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