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.
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