Magnesium Borohydride Confined in a Metal-Organic Framework: A Preorganized System for Facile Arene Hydroboration

MJ Ingleson, JP Barrio, J Bacsa, A Steiner, GR Darling, JTA Jones, YZ Khimyak, MJ Rosseinsky

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In close quarters: When confined in a metal–organic framework, magnesium borohydride reacts with arenes by a hydroboration pathway (see scheme), in contrast to its reactivity under analogous homogeneous solution-phase conditions. Framework-imposed organization of the reactive groups is required, which is achieved by a combination of the metal coordination and two hydrogen bonds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2012-2016
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2009

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