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Oxoborane (RBO) Complexation and Concomitant Electrophilic Bond Activation Processes

Oxoborane (RBO) Complexation and Concomitant Electrophilic Bond Activation Processes
Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard, Anindya K. Swarnakar, Robert McDonald, Christian Hering-Junghans
Donor–acceptor complexes of the oxoboranes ClB=O and HOB=O were synthesized and each feature short multiply bonded B=O linkages. The retention of high Lewis acidic character within these encapsulated monomeric oxoboranes was manifested by their ability to support C−F and Si−O bond activation/functionalization. The reported ClB=O complexes can be regarded as synthetic surrogates of the [BO]+ cation, an inorganic analogue of CO. Giving a HO−B=O a home: A general donor–acceptor stabilization protocol is used to isolate Cl−B=O and HO−B=O complexes, and promote the electrophilic activation of C−F and Si−O bonds.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201702154

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