Protonolysis and thermolysis reactions of functionalised NHC–carbene boranes and borates

Polly L. Arnold, Nicola L. Bell, Isobel H. Marr, Siyi She, Jonathan Hamilton, Craig Fraser, Kai Wang
2014 Dalton Transactions  
β-ketoimidazol(in)ium salts show contrasting reactivity with MHBEt3 due to subtle electronic and steric differences. Thermolysis of the chiral β-borate imidazolium salts formed from these reactions results in alkane elimination in the first example of organic borates functioning as Brønsted bases.
doi:10.1039/c4dt01464b pmid:25188908 fatcat:ywgvukhi5jadzm6nv7ufznakwy