The sting of the scorpion: A metallaboratrane

Anthony F. Hill*, Gareth R. Owen, Andrew J.P. White, David J. Williams

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An unprecedented intramolecular B-H activation of a hydrotris(2- sulfanyl-1-methylimidazolyl)borate ligand coordinated to ruthenium has provided the first example of metallaboratranes. The remarkable ease with which the ruthenaboratrane 1 forms relative to the case with a hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate ligand is a consequence of the lability of the chelation and the increased ring size of the chelates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2759-2761
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Boratrane
  • Boron
  • N ligands
  • Ruthenium


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