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Formation of Azaborines by Photoelimination of B,N-Heterocyclic Compounds


  • We thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for financial support.


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Highly fluorescent π-conjugated polycyclic azaborines can be prepared from B,N-heterocyclic compounds with a BR2-CH2 unit through the elimination of an R-H molecule (see scheme). These clean photoelimination reactions occur both in solution and in polymers doped with the precursors.