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Keywords:

  • boraallene;
  • boron;
  • borylene complexes;
  • rhodium;
  • vinylidene complexes
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Borylene on me: An unprecedented borylene transfer to metal-carbon double bonds afforded the title compounds. Preliminary studies revealed a thermally induced change of coordination mode from B[BOND]C to C[BOND]C and subsequent highly stereoselective C[BOND]H activation by the B[DOUBLE BOND]C bond. [(η5-C5H5)Rh(PCy3){(B,C-η2)-(SiMe3)2N=B=C[DOUBLE BOND]CH2)}] and its rearrangement product were both characterized by X-ray crystallography (see picture).