Binuclear Salan borate compounds with three-coordinate boron atoms

Amitabha Mitra, Melanie J. Harvey, Mary K. Proffitt, Lauren J. Depue, Sean Parkin, David A. Atwood

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A series of binuclear boron compounds supported by Salan( tBu)H4 ligands have been prepared. They are of the general formula Salan(tBu)[B(OR)]2. The compounds are Salean(tBu)(BOR)2 [Salean(tBu) = (N,N′-ethylenebis(3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylamine)), R = Me (1), SiMe 3 (4)], Salban(tBu)(BOR)2[Salban( tBu) = (N,N′-butylenebis(3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylamine)), R = Me (2), SiMe3 (5)], and Salhan(tBu)(BOR)2 [Salhan(tBu) = (N,N′-hexylenebis(3,5-di-tert-butyl- salicylamine)), R = Me (3)]. All of the compounds were characterized by spectroscopic (1H NMR, 11B NMR, IR) and physical (mp, EA) techniques. Also, 1, 2 and 4 were structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 15 2006

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Funding Information:
Support from the Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment at the University of Kentucky is appreciated. NMR instruments used in this research were obtained from the CRIF program of the National Science Foundation (CHE 997841) and from the Research Challenge Trust Fund of the University of Kentucky. Thanks are also expressed to the University of Kentucky Mass Spectrometry Facility.


  • Binuclear
  • Boron
  • Salan ligand
  • Three-coordinate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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