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     New Chemistry




     A transition metal borylene

     complex stabilized by a non-

     carbonyl ligand set: formation

     by spontaneous halide loss to

     give an extremely short metal-

     -boron bond (video).

     (work by David Addy)








Listed below is a selection of published papers from 2010 (see ‘further links’ for other years and S. Aldridge CV – under ‘group members’ – for full publication list). Click on the relevant citations for links to the electronic versions of the article.


Evaluation of electronic, electrostatic and hydrogen bond co-operativity in the binding of cyanide and fluoride by Lewis acidic ferrocenylboranes.

A.E.J. Broomsgrove, D. Addy, A. Di Paolo, I.R. Morgan, C. Bresner, V. Chislett, I.A. Fallis, A.L. Thompson, D. Vidovic, S. Aldridge.

Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 157-173.


Rhodium and Iridium Aminoborane Complexes: Coordination Chemistry of BN Alkene Analogues.

C.Y. Tang, A.L. Thompson, S. Aldridge.

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 921-925.

This paper was selected by the editors of Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. as a ‘hot article’.


Generation of Cationic Two-Coordinate Group 13 Ligand Systems by Spontaneous Halide Ejection: Remarkably Nucleophile Resistant (Dimethylamino)borylene Complexes.

D.A. Addy, G.A. Pierce, D. Vidovic, D. Mallick, E.D. Jemmis, J.M. Goicoechea, S. Aldridge.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 4586–4588.


Dehydrogenation of saturated CC and BN bonds at cationic N-heterocyclic carbene stabilized M(III) centers (M = Rh, Ir).

C.Y. Tang, A.L. Thompson, S. Aldridge.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 10578–10591.


Anion recognition by highly sterically encumbered 1,2-diborylferrocenes.

I.R. Morgan, A.E.J. Broomsgrove, P. Fitzpatrick, D. Vidovic, A.L. Thompson, I.A. Fallis, S. Aldridge.

Organometallics, 2010, 29, 4762-4765.


Contrasting reactivity of anionic boron- and gallium-containing NHC analogues: E-C vs. E-M bond formation (E = B, Ga).

A.V. Protchenko, L.M.A. Saleh, D. Vidovic, D. Dange, C. Jones, P. Mountford, S. Aldridge.

Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8546-8548.

This paper was selected by the editors of Chem. Commun. as the inside cover.







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