An isolable phenylborylene species supported by two oxazol-2-ylidene ligands was synthesized and structurally characterized. Computational studies revealed the presence of lone-pair electrons on the boron atom in this molecule; therefore, there are eight electrons around the three-coordinate boron center. The nucleophilic property was confirmed by the reactions with trifluoromethanesulfonic acid and [(thf)Cr(CO)5], which gave the corresponding conjugate acid and a chromium–borylene complex, respectively.
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