Metal-only Lewis pairs by reversible insertion of ruthenium and osmium fragments into metal-boron double bonds.

@article{Bertsch2014MetalonlyLP,
  title={Metal-only Lewis pairs by reversible insertion of ruthenium and osmium fragments into metal-boron double bonds.},
  author={Stefanie Bertsch and R{\"u}diger Bertermann and Holger Braunschweig and Alexander Damme and Rian D. Dewhurst and Ashwini K. Phukan and Christian Saalfrank and Alfredo Vargas and Benedikt Wennemann and Qing Ye},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 16},
  pages={4240-3}
}
New metal-only Lewis pairs (MOLPs: Ru→Cr and Os→Cr) are prepared by the insertion of a zerovalent ruthenium or osmium complex into chromium-boron double bonds of borylene complexes. The reaction creates new borylene complexes (the first ever for osmium), and is crystallization-controlled; re-dissolving the complexes results in regeneration of the starting… CONTINUE READING