Solid-state and electronic structure of benzoxazol-2-ylidene-triphenylborane complex

Christoph Lambert, Isabel Lopez-Solera, Paul R. Raithby

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The X-ray structure of the title compound (synthesized by the reaction of 2-lithiobenzoxazole with triphenylborane and subsequent hydrolysis with water) reveals in comparison with the MP2(FC)/6-31G* optimized structures of the model compound oxazol-2-ylidene-borane complex, the free oxazol-2-ylidene carbene, and the oxazolium cation that the borane complex is a true main-group metal carbene complex of the Fischer type and that it tends to be more similar to the free carbene than to the oxazolium cation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-455
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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