We thank the EPSRC for funding and for access to the National Mass Spectrometry facility.
Cationic Terminal Borylene Complexes: Structure/Bonding Analysis and [4+1] Cycloaddition Reactivity of a BN Vinylidene Analogue†
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2006
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 45, Issue 37, pages 6118–6122, September 18, 2006
How to Cite
Aldridge, S., Jones, C., Gans-Eichler, T., Stasch, A., Kays (née Coombs), D. L., Coombs, N. D. and Willock, D. J. (2006), Cationic Terminal Borylene Complexes: Structure/Bonding Analysis and [4+1] Cycloaddition Reactivity of a BN Vinylidene Analogue. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45: 6118–6122. doi: 10.1002/anie.200602162
- Issue published online: 11 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 25 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 2006
- borylene ligands;
- density functional calculations;
Charge changes everything: The cationic terminal aminoborylene complex [CpFe(CO)2(BNCy2)]+[BArF4]− (1, Cy= cyclohexyl, ArF=3,5-(CF3)2C6H3; Fe orange, B green, N blue, O red, C gray) was structurally characterized. DFT studies (see HOMO−2) indicate delocalized π bonding along the linear Fe-B-N framework and significant FeB and BN multiple-bond character.