Estimating the strength of the M-H-B interaction: A kinetic approach

Muhammad Sohail, Salvador Moncho, Edward N. Brothers, Donald J. Darensbourg, Ashfaq A. Bengali

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6720-6723
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2013


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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