Hydroboration of alkynes and nitriles using an α-diimine cobalt hydride catalyst

Hagit Ben-Daat, Christopher L. Rock, Marco Flores, Thomas L. Groy, Amanda C. Bowman, Ryan J. Trovitch

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Addition of NaEt3BH to (Ph2PPrDI)CoCl2 affords the corresponding monohydride, (Ph2PPrDI)CoH. X-ray diffraction and DFT calculations indicate that this compound possesses a radical monoanion α-DI chelate and a Co(ii) centre. Notably, (Ph2PPrDI)CoH catalyzes the hydroboration of alkynes and dihydroboration of nitriles under mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7333-7336
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number53
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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