Publications 2012



H. Braunschweig, R. D. Dewhurst, K. Hammond, J. Mies, K. Radacki, A. Vargas
Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond
Science 2012, 336, 1420–1422. [pdf]


Highlighted in:

"A Boron-Boron Triple Bond", G. Frenking, N. Holzmann, Science 2012, 336, 1394–1395. [pdf]


"Triple-bonded boron opens new chemical world", L. Grossman, New Scientist 2012. [link]


"Boron finally gets a triple bond", J. M. Crow, Nature News 2012. [link]


"Driedubbele boorbinding", A. Dijkgraaf, Chemisch2Weekblad 2012. [link]


"Tripling up on boron bonds", D. Bradley, Chemistry World 2012. [link]


"Club der Dreifachbindungen bekommt neues Mitglied", L. Fischer, Spektrum der Wissenschaft 2012. [link]


"News from the Boron Universe", R. Emmerich, Informationsdienst Wissenschaft 2012. [link]


"On the shoulders of giants: Holger Braunschweig", D. Reay, The Times, Eureka 2012. [link]


"German team finds a way to link boron atoms with a triple bond", B. Yirka, Phys. Org 2012. [link]


"Triple-Bond: Boron Joins Elite Chemical Club", J. M. Crow, Scientific American 2012. [link]


"Metal-reinforced bonding", H.-J. Himmel, Nat. Chem. 2013, 5, 88–89. [pdf]


"A reducing role for boron", P. L. Arnold, Nature 2013, 502, 458–459. [pdf]


"Bor-Chemie im Aufwind", M. Groß, Chem. unserer Zeit 2013, 47, 340. [pdf]

Nat. Chem.


H. Braunschweig, Q. Ye, A. Vargas, R. D. Dewhurst, K. Radacki, A. Damme
Controlled Homocatenation of Boron on a Transition Metal
Nat. Chem. 2012, 4, 563–567. [pdf]


Highlighted in:

"Metal-reinforced bonding", H.-J. Himmel, Nat. Chem. 2013, 5, 88–89. [pdf]

Nat. Commun.


H. Braunschweig, P. Brenner, R. D. Dewhurst, I. Krummenacher, B. Pfaffinger, A. Vargas
Unsupported Boron-Carbon σ-Coordination to Platinum - An Isolable Snapshot of σ-Bond Activation
Nat. Commun. 2012, 3, Article 872. [pdf]

Angew. Chem.


H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, J. O. C. Jimenez-Halla, B. Pfaffinger, K. Radacki, J. Wolf
Metal-mediated Synthesis of 1,4-Di-tert-butyl-1,4-azaborine
Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 10177–10180; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10034–10037. [pdf]


Highlighted in:

"Breaking the B≡N Bond for 1,4-Azaborines", T. M. Swager, J. G. Weis, Synfacts 2012, 8, 1311. [link]



J. Bauer, H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, K. Radacki
Reversible insertion of platinum into coinage metal halogen bonds
Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 10173–10176; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10030–10033. [pdf]



P. Bissinger, H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, T. Kupfer, A. Vargas
Base-stabilized Diborenes: Selective Generation and η2 Side-on Coordination to Ag(I)
Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 10069–10073; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 9931–9934. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, Q. Ye, K. Radacki, A. Damme
Borylene Transfer from an Iron Bis(borylene) Complex: Synthesis of 1,4-Diboracyclohexadiene and 1,4-Dibora-1,3-Butadiene Complexes
Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 7959–7962; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7839–7842. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, J. O. C. Jimenez-Halla, T. Kupfer, K. Radacki
Phosphine Adducts of 1,2-Dibromo-1,2-dimesityldiborane(4): Between Bridging Halides and Rearrangement Processes
Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 6372–6376; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6267–6271. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, V. Dyakonov, J. O. C. Jiminez-Halla, K. Kraft, I. Krummenacher, K. Radacki, A. Sperlich, J. Wahler
An Isolable Radical Anion Based on the Borole Framework
Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 3031–3034; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2977–2980. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, R. D. Dewhurst, K. Kraft, S. Östreicher, K. Radacki
Planar Four-Coordinate Boron: A Single, Flat Boron Atom as a Ligand for Four Metals
Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 2225–2228; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2183–2186. [pdf]


Highlighted in:

"Main group chemistry: Boron and flat", N. Withers, Nat. Chem. 2012, 4, 147. [pdf]

J. Am. Chem. Soc.


H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, J. O. C. Jimenez-Halla, C. Hörl, I. Krummenacher, T. Kupfer, L. Mailänder, K. Radacki
1-Heteroaromatic-Substituted Tetraphenylboroles: π-π Interactions Between Aromatic and Antiaromatic Rings Through a B–C Bond
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 20169–20177. [pdf]

Chem. Commun.


H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, R. D. Dewhurst, F. Hupp, J. O. C. Jimenez-Halla, K. Radacki
σ-Donor/σ-Acceptor Plumbylene Ligands: Synergic σ-Donation Between Ambiphilic Pt0 and PbII Fragments
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10410–10412. [pdf]



J. Bauer, H. Braunschweig, K. Radacki
Transmetallation Between Metal-Only Lewis Pairs: A New Rhodium Alane Complex
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10407–10409. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, K. Radacki, Quing Ye
High Yield Synthesis of a Neutral and Carbonyl-rich Terminal Arylborylene Complex
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 2701–2703. [pdf]



Y. Kirchwehm, A. Damme, T. Kupfer, H. Braunschweig, A. Krüger
Ortho-methylated Tribenzotriquinacenes-paving the Way to Curved Carbon Networks
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1502–1504. [pdf]

Chem. Eur. J.


H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, T. Kupfer
Evidence for a strong trans-influence of the Diboran(4)yl ligand
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 15927–15931 (VIP). [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, C.-W. Chiu, A. Damme, B. Engels, D. Gamon, C. Hörl, T. Kupfer, I. Krummenacher, K. Radacki, C. Walter
Oligo(borolyl)benzenes - Synthesis and Properties
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 14292–14304. [pdf]


Highlighted in:

"Synthesis of New Borolylbenzenes", T. M. Swager, G.D. Gutierrez, Synfacts 2013, 9, 44. [link]



H. Braunschweig, C.-W. Chiu, D. Gamon, M. Kaupp, I. Krummenacher, T. Kupfer, R. Müller, K. Radacki
Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Borole-functionalized Ferrocenes
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 11732–11746. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, P. Brenner, R. D. Dewhurst, F. Güthlein, J. O. C. Jimenez-Halla, K. Radacki, J. Wolf, L. Zöllner
Observation of Elementary Steps in the Catalytic Borane Dehydrocoupling Reaction
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8605–8609. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, D. Gamon, H. Kelch, I. Krummenacher, T. Kupfer, K. Radacki
Synthesis, Coordination Behavior and Reduction Chemistry of Cymantrenyl-1,3-bis(2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl)borole
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8430–8436. [pdf]



K. H. Fischer, M. Schneider, I. Fischer, B. Pfaffinger, H. Braunschweig, B. Sztaray, A. Bodi
Bonding in a Borylene Complex Investigated by Photoionization and Dissociative Photoionization
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 4533–4540 (VIP). [pdf]



J. Bauer, H. Braunschweig, R. D. Dewhurst, K. Kraft, K. Radacki
Monohaloboryls (BHX) as Bridging Ligands: Observable Dinuclear σ-(Halo)boranyl Intermediates in the Synthesis of Metalloborylenes
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 2327–2334. [pdf]

Chem. Rev.


J. Bauer, H. Braunschweig, R. D. Dewhurst
Metal-Only Lewis Pairs with Transition Metal Lewis Bases
Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 4329–4346. [pdf]

Inorg. Chem.


B. Bagh, N. C. Breit, K. Harms, G. Schatte, I. J. Burgess, H. Braunschweig, J. Müller
[1.1]Ferrocenophanes and Bis(ferrocenyl) Species with Aluminum and Gallium as Bridging Elements: Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Studies
Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 11155–11167. [pdf]



J. Bauer, R. Bertermann, H. Braunschweig, K. Gruss, F. Hupp, T. Kramer
New Metal-Only-Lewis-Pairs: Elucidating the Electronic Influence of NHCs and Phosphines on the Dative Pt-Al Bond
Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 5617–5626. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, R. Dörfler, K. Hammond, T. Kramer, J. Mies, K. Radacki, M. Schäfer
Synthesis and Structure of Distanna and Tristanna ansa Half-Sandwich Complexes of Ruthenium and Nickel
Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 1225–1227. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, C. Hörl, F. Hupp, K. Radacki, J. Wahler
Borole-Derived Spirocyclic Tetraorganoborate
Organometallics 2012, 31, 8463–8466. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, K. Hammond, J. Mager
Synthesis and Structure of New [3]Silametallocenophanes of Group 8 Metals
Organometallics 2012, 31, 6317–6321. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, M. Friedrich, K. Radacki, J. Wolf
Synthesis and Reactivity of Palladium- and Platinum-Bridged Heterobimetallic [3]Trochrocenophanes
Organometallics 2012, 31, 3027–3034. [pdf]



N. Arnold, H. Braunschweig, P. Brenner, J. Oscar C. Jimenez-Halla, T. Kupfer, K. Radacki
Reactivity of Boryl Complexes: Synthesis and Structure of New Neutral and Cationic Platinum Boryls and Borylenes
Organometallics 2012, 31, 1897–1907. [pdf]

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.


H. Braunschweig, T. Kupfer
[n]Borametalloarenophanes (n =1,2): Strained Systems with Uncommon Reactivity Patterns
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 1319–1332. [pdf]

J. Organomet. Chem.


H. Braunschweig, C. Claes, F. Güthlein
Dehydrocoupling of Catecholborane Catalyzed by Group 4 Compounds
J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, 706-707, 144–145. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, R. Dörfler, J. Mies, K. Radacki, M. Schmitt
Iron ansa Half Sandwich Complexes Bearing a Bridging Distannadiyl Moiety
J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, 699, 26–30. [pdf]

Z. Naturforsch.


H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, J. Mies, M. Schäfer
Insertion of Chalcogens and Bis(tert-butylisonitril)palladium(0) into a Strained Ruthenium Half Sandwich Complex
Z. Naturforsch. 2012, 67b, 1173–1177. [pdf]

Acta Cryst.


N. Arnold, H. Braunschweig, A. Damme
Acta Cryst. 2012, E68, m808. [pdf]



H. Braunschweig, A. Damme
Synthesis and characterization of diborane compounds
Acta Cryst. 2012, A68, s251. [pdf]



P. Brenner, H. Braunschweig
The trans-influence of the boryl ligand in square-planar platinum(II) complexes
Acta Cryst. 2012, A68, s77. [pdf]

J. Med. Chem.


G. Hiltensperger, N. G. Jones, S. Niedermeier, A. Stich, J. Jung, S. Puhl, A. Damme, H. Braunschweig, L. Meinel, M. Engstler, U. Holzgrabe
Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationships of New Quinolone-type Molecules against Trypanosoma brucei
J. Med. Chem. 2012, 55, 2538–2548. [pdf]