Changing The Boron Environment – A Powerful Tool To Tune The Reactivity
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Igor, Oleg, Natalia, Lina, and Elena are research scientists at the MH-Lab at A.N.Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences (INEOS RAS), Moscow.

                       

Changing The Boron Environment – A Powerful Tool To Tune The Reactivity

Shortly after its discovery in 1942, sodium borohydride (NaBH4) has rapidly become recognized as an extremely convenient reductant 1-3. The borohydrides nowadays are considered as an extremely helpful class of substances in modern organic chemistry and material science. Currently, the diverse boron hydrides derivatives are widely used as selective reducing agents in fine organic synthesis 3-5. Moreover, borohydrides are promising for the hydrogen storage due to their high hydrogen content.6,7 The hydrolysis/alcoholysis processes are certainly significant for the rapid release...

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