Facile Insertion of Rh and Ir into a Boron-Phenyl Bond, Leading to Boryl/Bis(phosphine) PBP Pincer Complexes. Academic Article uri icon


  • The unexpectedly facile insertion of Rh or Ir into a B-Ph bond (reversible for Rh) converts a borane/bis(phosphine) precursor into a boryl/bis(phosphine) PBP pincer ligand. Interconversions between the boryl/borane/borate central functionality are demonstrated in reactions with dihydrogen.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Shih, W., Gu, W., MacInnis, M. C., Timpa, S. D., Bhuvanesh, N., Zhou, J., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 82

complete list of authors

  • Shih, Wei-Chun||Gu, Weixing||MacInnis, Morgan C||Timpa, Samuel D||Bhuvanesh, Nattamai||Zhou, Jia||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • February 2016