Polyaminoborane main chain scission using N-heterocyclic carbenes; formation of donor-stabilised monomeric aminoboranes

Naomi E. Stubbs, Titel Jurca, Erin M. Leitao, Christopher H. Woodall, Ian Manners*

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Abstract

The reaction of N-heterocyclic carbenes with polyaminoboranes [MeNH-BH2](n) or [NH2-BH2](n) at 20 degrees C led to depolymerisation and the formation of labile, monomeric aminoborane-NHC adducts, RNH-BH2-NHC (R = Me or H); a similar NHC adduct of Ph2N=BCl2 was characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9098-9100
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number80
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • MOLECULAR-WEIGHT POLYAMINOBORANES
  • AMINE-BORANE ADDUCTS
  • AMMONIA-BORANE
  • HYDROGEN-TRANSFER
  • PHOSPHINE-BORANE
  • DEHYDROGENATION
  • CHEMISTRY
  • MECHANISM
  • PRECURSOR
  • STORAGE

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