journal contribution posted on 2023-10-18, 03:28 authored by Manjur Akram, John Tidwell, Jason DuttonJason Dutton, Caleb Martin
The Lewis superacid, bis(1-methyl-ortho-carboranyl)borane, is rapidly accessed in two steps. It is a very effective hydroboration reagent capable of B−H addition to alkenes, alkynes, and cyclopropanes. To date, this is the first identified Lewis superacidic secondary borane and most reactive neutral hydroboration reagent.
The authors are grateful to the Welch Foundation (Grant No. AA-1846), the National Science Foundation (Award No. 1753025), and the Australian Research Council (FT16010007, DP20010013) for their generous support of this work. Allocation of computing resources from La Trobe University are acknowledged.
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