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Direct observation of a borane-silane complex involved in frustrated Lewis-pair-mediated hydrosilylations.
Perfluorarylborane Lewis acids catalyse the addition of silicon-hydrogen bonds across C=C, C=N and C=O double bonds. This 'metal-free' hydrosilylation has been proposed to occur via borane activationExpand
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Dihydrogen activation by antiaromatic pentaarylboroles.
Facile metal-free splitting of molecular hydrogen (H(2)) is crucial for the utilization of H(2) without the need for toxic transition-metal-based catalysts. Frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) are a newExpand
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A Simple Complex on the Verge of Breakdown: Isolation of the Elusive Cyanoformate Ion
Cyanide Hitches a Ride Cyanide is a by-product of the biosynthesis of ethylene in plants and it has been somewhat puzzling how the ion is safely removed before it can shut down enzymatic pathways byExpand
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Optical and terahertz measurement techniques for flat-faced pharmaceutical tablets: a case study of gloss, surface roughness and bulk properties of starch acetate tablets
Surface and bulk properties of flat-faced starch acetate tablets were studied. For surface quality inspection optical coherence tomography and recently developed diffractive glossmeter were utilized.Expand
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Trapping Rare and Elusive Phosphinidene Chalcogenides.
Four-membered rings with a P2 Ch2 core (Ch=S, Se) and phosphorus in the +3 oxidation state have been synthesized. The utility of these rings as a source of monomeric phosphinidene chalcogenides wasExpand
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Isolation of a stable, acyclic, two-coordinate silylene.
The synthesis and characterization of a stable, acyclic two-coordinate silylene, Si(SAr(Me(6)))(2) [Ar(Me(6)) = C(6)H(3)-2,6(C(6)H(2)-2,4,6-Me(3))(2)], by reduction of Br(2)Si(SAr(Me(6)))(2) with aExpand
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Characterization of beta-B-agostic isomers in zirconocene amidoborane complexes.
The reaction of Cp(x)(2)ZrCl(2) (Cp(x) = Cp, Cp*) with ammonia borane in presence of n-butyllithium yielded Cp(2)Zr(Cl)NH(2)BH(3) and Cp(x)(2)Zr(H)NH(2)BH(3). These derivatives are isoelectronic withExpand
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Dispersion forces and counterintuitive steric effects in main group molecules: heavier group 14 (Si-Pb) dichalcogenolate carbene analogues with sub-90° interligand bond angles.
The synthesis and spectroscopic and structural characterization of an extensive series of acyclic, monomeric tetrylene dichalcogenolates of formula M(ChAr)2 (M = Si, Ge, Sn, Pb; Ch = O, S, or Se; ArExpand
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Mechanistic studies on the metal-free activation of dihydrogen by antiaromatic pentarylboroles.
The perfluoro- and perprotiopentaphenylboroles 1 and 2 react with dihydrogen to effect H-H bond cleavage and formation of boracyclopentene products. The mechanism of this reaction has been studiedExpand
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Do extremely bent allenes exist?
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