Catalytic dealkylation of phosphates with binuclear boron compounds

Timothy S. Keizer, Lauren J. De Pue, Sean Parkin, David A. Atwood

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The Salen(tBu) ligand and its derivatives were used to prepare binuclear boron complexes. These compounds have the formula, L(BBr2)2 (L = Salpen(tBu) and Salben(tBu)). These are formed from the reaction of the corresponding L[B(OMe)2]2 with BBr3. They represent a new type of binuclear boron compound. These compounds are active towards the dealkylation of many phosphates. They are also catalytically active with a stoichiometric amount of BBr3 to trimethylphosphate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1864-1865
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 6 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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