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Bis(σ-amine–borane) Complexes: An Unusual Binding Mode at a Transition-Metal Center

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  • The authors thank the EPSRC and University of Oxford for support. Dedicated to Professor Jennifer Green on the occasion of her retirement.

Abstract

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Getting a fix: Bis(σ-amine–borane) rhodium complexes featuring a new binding mode (two amine–borane ligands) have been prepared (see picture; Rh yellow, P green, B pink, N blue). These complexes undergo dehydrocoupling to afford di- or trimeric cyclic aminoboryl products.

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