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Sterically Unprotected Nucleophilic Boron Cluster Reagents
preprintsubmitted on 08.05.2019, 19:02 and posted on 09.05.2019, 16:01 by Xin Mu, Jonathan C. Axtell, Nicholas Bernier, Kent Kirlikovali, Dahee Jung, Alexander Umanzor, Kevin Qian, Xiangyang Chen, Katherine Bay, Monica Kirollos, Arnold L. Rheingold, K. N. Houk, Alexander Spokoyny
Herein, we demonstrate that the bench stable closo-hexaborate cluster anion can engage in a nucleophilic substitution reaction with a wide array of organic and main group electrophiles. The resulting molecules containing B‒C bonds can be further converted to tricoordinate boron species widely used in organic synthesis.
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