Diphosphaborane and Metalladiphosphaborane: Ligands for Transition-Metal Chemistry

Ross McLellan, David Ellis, Georgina Margaret Rosair, Alan Jeffrey Welch

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New ligands: The first examples of a neutral heteroborane and a neutral metallaheteroborane acting as simple s-bound ligands to transition metals are described. In [HCo(1,2-closo-P2B10H10)2(PEt3)2] (see structure, left) the P2B10H10 ligand coordinates to Co through one P atom, and in µ-[1,2-{HRu(p cymene)}2-7',8'-nido-P2B9H9]-3-(p-cymene)-3,1,2-closo-RuP2B9H9 (right) both closo-RuP2B9 and nido-P2B9 cages act as bridging ?P:?P' ligands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12339-12341
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2011


  • boron
  • diphosphaboranes
  • metalladiphosphaboranes
  • transition-metal complexes


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