The insertion of terminal phosphinidene complexes into the B---H bond of amine and phosphine boranes
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Push–pull complexation: Transient terminal phosphinidene complexes [RP[BOND]W(CO)5] insert at 110 °C into the B[BOND]H bonds of L[BOND]BH3 (L = Et3N, Ph3P; see scheme). The reaction is probably driven by an interaction between the nucleophilic boron and the electrophilic phosphorus.
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