Estimating the strength of the M–H–B interaction: a kinetic approach
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Photolysis of BzCr(CO)3 and TpMn(CO)3 in the presence of H3B·NEt3 yields a metal-borane σ complex. Displacement of the weakly coordinated borane by P(OEt)3 proceeds by a dissociative mechanism and an Eyring analysis yields the first estimate of 20 kcal mol(-1) for the strength of this novel interaction.
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Sohail, M., Moncho, S., Brothers, E. N., Darensbourg, D. J., & Bengali, A. A.