7-Azaindol-7-ylborate: A novel bidentate N∧BH3 chelating ligand

Jörg Wagler*, Anthony F. Hill

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    7-Azaindole (H-azain) reacts with sodium borohydride (NaBH4) to yield the sodium salt of the novel 7-azaindol7-ylborate anion (7-azain-7)BH 3-, two rhodium derivatives of which reveal distinct coordination modes -[Rh(κ2N,H-H3B (7-azain-7)}(CO)(PPh3)2] and [Rh{κ3N,H, H′-H3B(7-azain-7)} (PPh3)2]- thereby demonstrating how the variable denticity of the ligand may accommodate the varying electronic requirements of the metal center.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2350-2353
    Number of pages4
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2008


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