S-Alkylation of Soft Scorpionates (pages 2487–2495)
Rajeev Rajasekharan-Nair, Dean Moore, Dr. Kirsten Chalmers, Dr. Dawn Wallace, Louise M. Diamond, Lisa Darby, Dr. David R. Armstrong, Dr. John Reglinski and Dr. Mark D. Spicer
Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201202314
Alkylation reactions of soft scorpionates (see figure) are not universally successful. DFT analysis of these reactions indicates that the outcome is driven by kinetic factors. Di[aquo-μ-aquohydrotris(mercaptobenzothiazolyl)boratosodium] has been structurally characterized. The analysis of the species involved in these reactions shows that the BN bond of soft scorpionates is weak.