Rhodium silyl boryl hydride complexes: comparison of bonding and the rates of elimination of borane, silane, and dihydrogen. Academic Article uri icon


  • Spoilt for choice: a silane, dihydrogen, borane, or hydridoborate complex? The silyl boryl hydride complex [Cp*Rh(H2) (Et 3Si)(Bpin)] (Bpin = (pinacolato) boryl) could adopt any of these structures, but it appears to contain stronger B-H bonding than Si-H or H-H bonding and undergoes elimination of pinacolborane faster than of silane or hydrogen (see scheme). The bonding situation is studied by experimental and theoretical methods.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

author list (cited authors)

  • Cook, K. S., Incarvito, C. D., Webster, C. E., Fan, Y., Hall, M. B., & Hartwig, J. F.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Cook, Kevin S||Incarvito, Christopher D||Webster, Charles Edwin||Fan, Yubo||Hall, Michael B||Hartwig, John F

publication date

  • October 2004