We thank the EPSRC for funding and for access to the National Mass Spectrometry facility at Swansea University, the John Fell Fund for the provision of ESI-MS facilities, and Andrew Weller (Oxford) for stimulating discussions.
Rhodium and Iridium Aminoborane Complexes: Coordination Chemistry of BN Alkene Analogues†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 5, pages 921–925, January 25, 2010
How to Cite
Tang, Christina Y., Thompson, Amber L. and Aldridge, S. (2010), Rhodium and Iridium Aminoborane Complexes: Coordination Chemistry of BN Alkene Analogues. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 921–925. doi: 10.1002/anie.200906171
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Received: 3 NOV 2009
Side-on or end-on? Rhodium and iridium complexes featuring aminoboranes (R2NBH2) as ligands have been synthesized and structurally characterized. Crystallographic measurements show that the ligands—in contrast to isoelectronic alkene donors—bind in an end-on fashion through a bis(σ-borane) binding motif (see structure).