Bespoke synthesis of unsymmetrical diaminoboranes by alkaline earth catalysis

P. Bellham, M.S. Hill, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, D.J. Liptrot

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Heavier group 2 (Mg, Ca) bis(trimethylsilyl)amides are catalysts for the formation of unsymmetrical diaminoboranes, [(R2N) BH(NR′2)], by dehydrocoupling of amine boranes and protic amines; a process which is proposed to occur by a sequential metal-centred elimination-insertion-elimination mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1960-1962
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2013


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