Unlocking the metallaboratrane cage: Reversible B-H activation in platinaboratranes

Ian R. Crossley, Anthony F. Hill*

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    The reaction of the new platinaboratrane salt [PtH(PTol3){B(mt) 3}]Cl(Pt→B)8 (mt = methimazolyl, Tol = C 6H4Me-4) with 2 equivalents of PR3 (R = Me, Et) affords, via hydride migration to boron and ligand substitution, the salts [Pt(PR3)22-S,S′-HB(mt) 3}]Cl, which slowly undergo B-H reactivation, to afford, ultimately, the platinaboratrane salts [PtH(PR3){B(mt)3}]Cl(Pt→B) 8.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-203
    Number of pages3
    JournalDalton Transactions
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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