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

Gregory McGovern, Di Zhu, Adelia 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. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13865-13868
JournalInorganic Chemistry
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013

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