Synthesis and characterization of a mercury-containing metalloborylene

Berterman, Rüdiger, Braunschweig, Holger, Ewing, William C, Kramer, Thomas, Phukan, Ashwini K, Vargas, Alfredo and Werner, Christine (2014) Synthesis and characterization of a mercury-containing metalloborylene. Chemical Communications, 50. pp. 5729-5732. ISSN 1359-7345

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The reaction of phenylmercuric chloride with an anionic dimanganaborylene [Cp2(CO)4Mn2B]Na led to the formation and isolation of a trimetalloborylene featuring at previously unreported bond between mercury and a single boron atom. Examination by 199Hg NMR displayed a small 11B-199Hg scalar coupling (J = 103 Hz), confirming the electronic interaction of the two atoms. The use of ETS-NOCV analysis indicated the nature of bonding to be σ-donation from a B-Mn π-orbital to Hg, in conjunction with weak Hgd→π* back-donation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Alfredo Vargas
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 07:54
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 03:57

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