Iridium-Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Primary Amine–Borane Adducts: A Route to High Molecular Weight Polyaminoboranes, Boron–Nitrogen Analogues of Polyolefins


  • We thank the EPSRC for funding. A.P.S. thanks the EU for a Marie Curie fellowship. I.M. also thanks the EU for a Marie Curie Chair and the Royal Society for a Wolfson Research Merit Award (2005).


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The B all and N all: Soluble, linear, high molecular weight polyaminoborane homopolymers and copolymers have been synthesized by iridium-catalyzed dehydrocoupling of readily available amine–borane adducts RNH2⋅BH3 (R=H, Me, nBu).