H.B. thanks the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for continued financial support. R.D.D. is grateful to the DFG for an independent research grant.
Fashionably Late: Synthesis and Characterization of Transition-Metal–Fluoroborylene Complexes†
Article first published online: 9 APR 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 20, pages 3412–3414, May 3, 2010
How to Cite
Braunschweig, H. and Dewhurst, Rian D. (2010), Fashionably Late: Synthesis and Characterization of Transition-Metal–Fluoroborylene Complexes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 3412–3414. doi: 10.1002/anie.201000841
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2010
- Manuscript Received: 10 FEB 2010
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- borylene complexes;
- Group 4 metals;
- matrix isolation;
B and F become BFFs: The last of the neutral first-row main group diatomics, BF, has conspicuously eluded synthetic chemists and their attempts to stabilize it by transition metals. After decades of near misses, two contrasting families of fluoroborylene transition metal complexes have been definitively synthesized by the research groups of Aldridge and Andrews.