Yruegas S1, Huang K1, Wilson DJ2, Dutton JL2, Martin CD1.
Dalton Trans. 2016 Jun 14;45(24):9902-11. doi: 10.1039/c6dt00052e.The reactions of molecules containing E-H functionalities (E = Group 15 or 16 element) and pentaphenylborole were investigated revealing diverse outcomes. For aniline and water, protodeborylation ring opening reactions occurred via the N-H or O-H bonds. Pentaphenylborole reacted with water in a 1 : 1 or 2 : 1 ratio to yield the corresponding boroxane and diboroxane, respectively, whereas aniline reacted strictly in a 1 : 1 ratio. Read More