B(C6F5)3 as aC6F5 transfer reagent in zirconium chemistry: facileformation of the borole-bridged triple-decker complex[Zr2Cp″2(C6F5)2{μ-η5∶η5-C4H4BCH23F-CHCHCHB(C6F5)3}]

Timothy J. Woodman, Mark Thornton-Pett, Manfred Bochmann

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Warming mixtures of (CpR)Zr(?3-C4H7)(? 4-C4H6) and B(C6F5)3 leads to complete transfer of all three C6F5 substituents of a B(C6F5)3 molecule to give borole-bridged triple-decker complexes with a Zr2C4B core, a zwitterionic structure and an unusually strong Zr–F donor interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-330
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2001

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