Beyond dehydrocoupling: group 2 mediated boron-nitrogen desilacoupling

David J. Liptrot, Merle Arrowsmith, Annie L. Colebatch, Terrance J. Hadlington, Michael S. Hill, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, Mary F. Mahon

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The alkaline earth bis(trimethylsilyl)amides, [Ae{N(SiMe3)2}2(THF)2] [Ae = Mg, Ca, Sr], are effective pre-catalysts for boron-nitrogen bond formation through the desilacoupling of amines, RR’NH (R = alkyl, aryl; R′ = H, alkyl, aryl), and pinBSiMe2Ph. This reactivity also yields a stoichiometric quantity of Me2PhSiH and provides the first example of a catalytic main group element-element coupling that is not dependent on the concurrent elimination of H2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15280-15283
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number50
Early online date16 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2015


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