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Trapping the Elusive Parent Borylene†
Article first published online: 14 APR 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 20, pages 4704–4707, May 9, 2011
How to Cite
Bissinger, P., Braunschweig, H., Kraft, K. and Kupfer, T. (2011), Trapping the Elusive Parent Borylene. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 4704–4707. doi: 10.1002/anie.201007543
- Issue published online: 4 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 3 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Received: 1 DEC 2010
- German Science Foundation (DFG)
- Fonds der chemischen Industrie (FCI)
- reactive species
The taming of borylene: Dehalogenation of BHCl2⋅IMe (IMe=1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene) leads to a carbene-stabilized elusive BH borylene. A syn-selective [2+1] cycloaddition with naphthalene enabled the isolation and full characterization of the resulting diastereomeric products. These findings along with calculations provide clear evidence for the existence of borylenes (crystal structures: B violet, C black, H gray, N blue).