Sulfonium boranes for the selective capture of cyanide ions in water. Academic Article uri icon


  • Going fishing! The sulfonium borane [1](+) complexes cyanide in pure water at the maximum allowable concentration of 50 ppb recommended by the European Union. The high cyanide ion affinity displayed by this compound arises from favorable Coulombic effects augmented by a direct bonding interaction between the cyano and sulfonio groups.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, Y., Zhao, H., & Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 158

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Youngmin||Zhao, Haiyan||Gabbaiï, François P

publication date

  • June 2009