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Push and pull: the potential role of boron in N2 activation

Ruddy, Adam J., Ould, Darren M. C., Newman, Paul D. ORCID: and Melen, Rebecca L. ORCID: 2018. Push and pull: the potential role of boron in N2 activation. Dalton Transactions 47 (31) , pp. 10377-10381. 10.1039/C8DT01168K

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Recent developments in main group chemistry towards the activation and conversion of N2 have lead to the revelation that boron can greatly affect these processes. Boron is capable of acting both as a borane Lewis acid to activate metal–N2 complexes and as an ambiphilic borylene able to activate free N2. The latter example is capable of both accepting and donating electron density in a manner reminiscent of transition metal systems containing both filled and empty d-orbitals.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1477-9226
Funders: Leverhulme Trust
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 May 2018
Date of Acceptance: 18 April 2018
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023 20:16

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