Intramolecular B-N coordination in boratabenzene complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • The reaction of 1-chloro-1-boracyclohexa-2,5-diene with (3-(dimethylamino)propyl)magnesium chloride followed by reaction with tert-butyllithium in ether affords lithium 1-(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)boratabenzene (8). The reaction of 8 with Mn(CO)3(CH3CN)3PF6 affords tricarbonyl[1-(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)boratabenzene]manganese(I) (15B). The crystal structure of 15B shows that it exists in the intramolecularly B-N-coordinated form with a B-N bond distance of 1.716(5) . However in toluene-d8 solution 15B is in mobile equilibrium with its ring-opened isomer 15A. Using 11B NMR spectroscopy the equilibrium constants for 15B 15A have been measured over the temperature range -35 to 48 C, allowing evaluation of H (6.0 kcal/mol) and S (23 cal/mol K).

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ashe, A. J., Kampf, J. W., & Waas, J. R.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Ashe, AJ||Kampf, JW||Waas, JR

publication date

  • January 1997