The charge-reverse analogy as an inspiration for the preparation of polydentate Lewis acidic boranes. Academic Article uri icon


  • Reversing the charge: The recent preparation of a masked version of a 2,2-diborabiphenyl (the radical anion of its adduct with benzo[c]cinnoline is shown) constitutes a noticeable achievement on the way to bidentate Lewis acidic boranes with optimized properties as ligands and opens up the chemistry of this unique class of bidentate Lewis acids.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

author list (cited authors)

  • Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 63

complete list of authors

  • Gabbaiï, François P

publication date

  • May 2003