Complete reductive cleavage of CO facilitated by highly electrophilic borocations

Liam D. Curless, Ewan R. Clark, Jessica Cid, Alessandro Del Grosso, Michael J. Ingleson*

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Abstract

The addition of CO to [((R3N)BH2)2(μ-H)][B(C6F5)4] leads to formation of trimethylboroxine ((MeBO)3) and [(R3N)2BH2][B(C6F5)4]. When R = Et, [(Et3N)H2B(μ-O)B(CH3)NEt3][B(C6F5)4], is isolated and demonstrated to be an intermediate in the formation of (MeBO)3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10903-10906
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2015

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