Synthesis and fluxional behaviour of novel chloroborole dimers

Zuolun Zhang, Zheng Wang, Martin Haehnel, Antonius Eichhorn, Robert M. Edkins, Andreas Steffen, Anke Krueger, Zhenyang Lin, Todd B. Marder

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Abstract

The (B-Cl)-chloroboroles 2-chloro-1,3-di(4-R-phenyl)-2,4,5,6-tetra-hydrocyclopenta[c]borole (R = H, Br) undergo a novel dimerisation process in CH2Cl2 solution. The resulting unsymmetric dimers are highly fluxional in solution via reversible enantiomerisation through an intermediate with mirror symmetry. DFT calculations suggest an unusual dimerisation mechanism and provide insight into the dynamics of the dimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9707-9710
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • novel dimerisation process
  • unsymmetric dimers
  • dynamics of the dimers

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    Zhang, Z., Wang, Z., Haehnel, M., Eichhorn, A., Edkins, R. M., Steffen, A., ... Marder, T. B. (2016). Synthesis and fluxional behaviour of novel chloroborole dimers. Chemical Communications, 52(62), 9707-9710. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc04831e