Azide ion recognition in water –CHCl 3 using a chelating phosphonium borane as a receptor Academic Article uri icon


  • In H(2)O-CHCl(3), the phosphonium borane [ortho-(Mes(2)B)C(6)H(4)(PMePh(2))](+) selectively complexes azide anions to afford ortho-(Mes(2)(N(3))B)C(6)H(4)(PMePh(2)) in which the boron-bound azide anion is stabilized by an interaction with the adjacent phosphorus atom.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, Y., Hudnall, T. W., Bouhadir, G., Bourissou, D., & Gabbaï, F. P.

citation count

  • 38

publication date

  • January 2009