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A zwitterionic hydrocarbon-soluble borenium ion based on a β-diketiminate backbone
- Abdalla, Joseph A. B., Tirfoin, Rémi C., Niu, Haoyu, Aldridge, Simon
- Chemical communications 2017 v.53 no.44 pp. 5981-5984
- borates, cations, chemical reactions, moieties, zwitterions
- A versatile synthetic route has been developed to access strongly Lewis acidic borenium cations (and heavier group 13 analogues) featuring a pendant weakly-coordinating borate function. The hydrocarbon-soluble borenium/borate zwitterion is more strongly Lewis acidic than B(C₆F₅)₃, despite featuring a pendant (non-fluorinated) aryl group and two flanking N-donors.