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Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Dihydrido Borenium Cation


  • Generous financial support by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Prof. A. Fürstner for constant encouragement and support, C. Laurich, Max-Planck-Institut für Bioanorganische Chemie, Mülheim an der Ruhr for recording electrochemical data, and Prof. C. W. Lehmann and J. Rust for the elucidation of structures 3 and 4. B.I. thanks the regional government of the Basque Country (Spain) for support.


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Bottled! The employment of hexaphenylcarbodiphosphorane as ancillary ligand has allowed the isolation of the otherwise transient dihydrido borenium cation.

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