Dimethylamine borane dehydrogenation chemistry: Syntheses, X-ray and neutron diffraction studies of 18-electron aminoborane and 14-electron aminoboryl complexes

Christina Y. Tang, Nicholas Phillips, Joshua I. Bates, Amber L. Thompson, Matthias J. Gutmann, Simon Aldridge*

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Abstract

The reactions of Me2NH·BH3 with cationic Rh(III) and Ir(III) complexes have been shown to generate the 18-electron aminoborane adduct [Ir(IMes)2(H)22-H2BNMe2)]+ and the remarkable 14-electron aminoboryl complex [Rh(IMes)2(H)-(B(H)NMe2)]+. Neutron diffraction studies have been used for the first time to define H-atom locations in metal complexes of this type formed under catalytic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8096-8098
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number65
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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