The simplest amino‐borane H2B=NH2 trapped on a rhodium dimer : pre‐catalysts for amine–borane dehydropolymerization
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The μ‐amino–borane complexes [Rh2(LR)2(μ‐H)(μ‐H2B=NHR′)][BArF4] (LR=R2P(CH2)3PR2; R=Ph, iPr; R′=H, Me) form by addition of H3B⋅NMeR′H2 to [Rh(LR)(η6‐C6H5F)][BArF4]. DFT calculations demonstrate that the amino–borane interacts with the Rh centers through strong Rh‐H and Rh‐B interactions. Mechanistic investigations show that these dimers can form by a boronium‐mediated route, and are pre‐catalysts for amine‐borane dehydropolymerization, suggesting a possible role for bimetallic motifs in catalysis
Kumar , A , Beatie , N , Pike , S A , Macgregor , S A & Weller , A S 2016 , ' The simplest amino‐borane H 2 B=NH 2 trapped on a rhodium dimer : pre‐catalysts for amine–borane dehydropolymerization ' , Angewandte Chemie International Edition , vol. 55 , no. 23 , pp. 6651-6656 . https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201600898
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