Recent Publications


Exploiting electrostatics to generate unsaturation: oxidative Ge=E bond formation using a non p-donor stabilized [R(L)Ge:]+ cation

A. Rit, R. Tirfoin, S. Aldridge

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, in press (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508940)

Just accepted paper from Arnab Rit detailing the synthesis and oxidative activation chemistry of a highly reactive two-coordinate gemanium cation.



Catalytic borylation using an air-stable zinc boryl reagent: systematic access to elusive acylboranes

J. Campos, S. Aldridge

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2015, in press (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201507627)

A first report on Jesus’ new methodology for the construction of B-C bonds through a bora-Negishi type coupling.



Facile reversibility by design: tuning small molecule capture and activation by single component frustrated Lewis pairs

Z. Mo, E.L. Kolychev, A. Rit, J. Campos, H. Niu, S. Aldridge

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 12227-12230.

Zhenbo’s recent work on the development of frustrated Lewis pairs for the reversible activation of dihydrogen and nitrous oxide can be accessed here.


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