Exploiting Pincer Ligands to Perturb the Geometry at Boron Academic Article uri icon


  • Boranes are ubiquitous in synthesis and materials but advancements in their development have been primarily restricted to the geometric energetic minima, trigonal planar complexes. This report discloses a class of boranes with expanded bond angles achieved by taking advantage of the structural rigidity of tridentate pincer ligands. The bonding of these novel boranes is investigated by X-ray crystallography and computationally.

publication date

  • 2017