Organic Chemistry

Sterically Unprotected Nucleophilic Boron Cluster Reagents

Abstract

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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