Publications 2018



Science

[506]

M.-A. Légaré, G. Bélanger-Chabot, R. D. Dewhurst, E. Welz, I. Krummenacher, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Nitrogen fixation and reduction at boron
Science 2018, 359, 896–900. [pdf]

 

Highlighted in:

"Boron compounds tackle dinitrogen", D. L. J. Broere, P. L. Holland, Science 2018, 359, 871. [pdf]

"Newly designed molecule binds nitrogen", F. Luerweg, Universität Würzburg - News 2018[link]

"Stickstoff an Bor fixieren", U. Jahn, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2018, 66, 387. [link]

"Borylenes nab nitrogen", B. Halford, C&EN 2018, 96(9), 5. [link]

"Metal-Free Nitrogen Fixation at Boron", C. Hering-Junghans, Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 6850–6852; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6738–6740. [pdf]

"Push and pull: the potential role of boron in N2 activation", A. J. Ruddy, D. M. C. Ould, P. D. Newman, R. L. Melen, Dalton Trans. 2018, Advance Article[pdf]



Nature Communications

[505]

J. Böhnke, T. Dellermann, M. A. Celik, I. Krummenacher, R. D. Dewhurst, S. Demeshko, W. C. Ewing, K. Hammond, M. Heß, E. Bill, E. Welz, M. Röhr, R. Mitrić, B. Engels, F. Meyer, H. Braunschweig 

Isolation of diborenes and their 90°-twisted diradical congeners of π-Bond Twisting and Homolysis

Nature Communications 2018, 9, Article Number 1197. [pdf]


Angew. Chem.

[504]

T. E. Stennett, R. Bertermann, H. Braunschweig 

Construction of Linear and Branched Tetraboranes by 1,1- and 1,2-Diboration of Diborenes

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 16123–16128; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 15896–15901. [pdf]

 

[503]

T. E. Stennett, J. D. Mattock, L. Pentecost, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Chelated Diborenes and Their Inverse-Electron-Demand Diels-Alder Reactions with Dienes

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 15498–15503; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 15276–15281. [pdf]

 

[502]

M. Arrowsmith, J. D. Mattock, S. Hagspiel, I. Krummenacher, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Facile Synthesis of a Stable Dihydroboryl {BH2}- Anion

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 15493–15497; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 15272–15275. [pdf]

 

[501]

L. Winner, W. C. Ewing, K. Geetharani, T. Dellermann, B. Jouppi, T. Kupfer, M. Schäfer, H. Braunschweig 

Spontaneous Metal-Free Transfer Hydrogenation of Iminoborane with Ammonia Borane and Amine Boranes

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 12455–12459; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 12275–12279. [pdf]

 

[500]

J. Seufert, E. Welz, I. Krummenacher, V. Paprocki, J. Böhnke, S. Hagspiel, R. D. Dewhurst, R. Tacke, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Isolation and Characterization of Crystalline, Neutral Diborane(4) Radicals

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 10912–10915; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 10752–10755. [pdf]

 

[499]

A. Hermann, J. Cid, J. D. Mattock, R. D. Dewhurst, I. Krummenacher, A. Vargas, M. J. Ingleson, H. Braunschweig 

Diboryldiborenes: π-Conjugated B4 Chains Isoelectronic to the Butadiene Dication

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 10248–10252; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 10091–10095. [pdf]

 

[498]

H. Reiss, L. Ji, J. Han, S. Koser, O. Tverskoy, J. Freudenberg, F. Hinkel, M. Moos, A. Friedrich, I. Krummenacher, C. Lambert, H. Braunschweig, A. Dreuw, T. B. Marder, U. H. F. Bunz 

Bromination Improves the Electron Mobility of Tetraazapentacene

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 9688–9692; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 9543–9547. [pdf]

 

[497]

S. R. Wang, D. Prieschl, J. D. Mattock, M. Arrowsmith, C. Pranckevicius, T. E. Stennett, R. D. Dewhurst, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Bottleable Neutral Analogues of [B2H5]- as Versatile and Strongly Binding η2 Donor Ligands

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 6456–6460; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6347–6351. [pdf]

 

[496]

A. Stoy, J. Böhnke, J.O.C. Jimenéz-Halla, R. D. Dewhurst, T. Thiess, H. Braunschweig 

CO2 Binding and Splitting by Boron-Boron Multiple Bonds

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 6055–6059; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5947–5951. [pdf]

 

[495]

T. E. Stennett, J. D. Mattock, I. Vollert, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Unsymmetrical, Cyclic Diborenes and Thermal Rearrangement to a Borylborylene

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 4162–4167; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 4098–4102. [pdf]

 

[494]

H. Braunschweig, R. D. Dewhurst, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, E. Matito, J. H. Müssig 

Transition Metal π-Ligation of a Tetrahalodiborane

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 419–423; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 412–416. [pdf]


J. Am. Chem. Soc.

[493]

J. H. Müssig, D. Prieschl, A. Deißenberger, R. D. Dewhurst, M. Dietz, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, A. Trumpp, S. R. Wang, C. Brunecker, A. Häfner, A. Gärtner, T. Thiess, J. Böhnke, K. Radacki, R. Bertermann, T. B. Marder, H. Braunschweig 

Reactivity of Tetrahalo- and Difluorodiboranes(4) toward Lewis Basic Platinum(0): Bis(boryl), Borylborato, and Doubly Boryl-Bridged Platinum Complexes
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 13056–13063. [pdf]

 

[492]

E. Welz, J. Böhnke, R. D. Dewhurst, H. Braunschweig, B. Engels 

Unraveling the Dramatic Electrostructural Differences Between N-Heterocyclic Carbene- and Cyclic(alkyl)(amino)carbene-Stabilized Low-Valent Main Group Species
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 12580–12591. [pdf]

 

[491]

S. Liu, M.-A. Légaré, A. Hofmann, H. Braunschweig 

A Boradiselenirane and a Boraditellurirane: Isolable Heavy Analogs of Dioxiranes and Dithiiranes
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 11223–11226. [pdf]

 

[490]

C. Pranckevicius, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, M. Kirsch, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig 

Complexation and Release of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Aminoborylene Ligands from Group VI and VIII Metals
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 10524–10529. [pdf]

 

[489]

J. Böhnke, M. Arrowsmith, H. Braunschweig 

Reactivity Enhancement of a Zerovalent Diboron Compound by Desymmetrization
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 10368–10373. [pdf]

 

[488]

J. Böhnke, H. Braunschweig, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, I. Krummenacher, T. E. Stennett 

Half-Sandwich Complexes of an Extremely Electron-Donating, Redox-Active η6-Diborabenzene Ligand
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 848–853. [pdf]



Chem. Sci.

[487]

J. Böhnke, T. Brückner, A. Hermann, O. F. González-Belman, M. Arrowsmith, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, H. Braunschweig

Single and double activation of acetone by isolobal B-N and B-B triple bonds
Chem. Sci. 20189, 5354–5359. [pdf]

 

[486]

D. Auerhammer, M. Arrowsmith, J. Böhnke, H. Braunschweig, T. Kupfer 

Closely related yet different: a borylene and its dimer are non-interconvertible but connected through reactivity
Chem. Sci. 20189, 2252–2260. [pdf]



Chem. Eur. J.

[485]

H. Kelch, S. Kachel, J. Wahler, M. A. Celik, A. Stoy, I. Krummenacher, T. Kramer, K. Radacki, H. Braunschweig 

Borabicyclo[3.2.0]heptadiene: A Fused Bicyclic Isomer of Borepin
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 15387–15391. [pdf]

 

[484]

A. Hofmann, A. Lamprecht, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, T. Tröster, R. D. Dewhurst, C. Lenczyk, H. Braunschweig 

Lewis-Base-Induced Disproportionation of a Dialane
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 11795–11802. [pdf]

 

[483]

J. K. Schuster, J. H. Müssig, R. D. Dewhurst, H. Braunschweig 

Reactions of Digallanes with p- and d-Block Lewis Bases: Adducts, Bis(gallyl) Complexes and Naked Ga+ as Ligand
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 9692–9697. [pdf]

 

[482]

Z. Wang, Y. Zhou, J. Zhang, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, Z. Lin 

DFT Studies on the Reactions of Boroles with Alkynes
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 9612–9621. [pdf]

 

[481]

M. Nutz, B. Borthakur, C. Pranckevicius, R. D. Dewhurst, M. Schäfer, T. Dellermann, F. Glaab, M. Thaler, A. K. Phukan, H. Braunschweig 

Release of Isonitrile- and NHC-stabilized Borylenes from Group VI Terminal Borylene Complexes
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 6843–6847. [pdf]

 

[480]

R. Rausch, D. Schmidt, D. Bialas, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, F. Würthner 

Stable Organic (Bi)Radicals by Delocalization of Spin Density into the Electron-Poor Chromophore Core of Isoindigo 
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 3420–3424. [pdf]

 

[479]

H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, K. Dück, I. Krummenacher, V. Paprocki, K. Radacki, J. Ramler, C. Schneider 

Boryl- and Silyl-Substituted Mixed Sandwich Compounds of Scandium
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 2403–2409. [pdf]

 

[478]

D. Auerhammer, M. Arrowsmith, P. Bissinger, H. Braunschweig, T. Dellermann, T. Kupfer, C. Lenczyk, D. K. Roy, M. Schäfer, C. Schneider 

Increasing the Reactivity of Diborenes: Derivatization of NHC-Supported Dithienyldiborenes with Electron-Donor Groups

Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 266–273.  [pdf]



J. Org. Chem.

[477]

L. Ji, I. Krummenacher, A. Friedrich, A. Lorbach, M. Hähnel, K. Edkins, H. Braunschweig, T. B. Marder 

Synthesis, Photophysical, and Electrochemical Properties of Pyrenes Substituted with Donors or Acceptors at 4- and 4,9-Positions
J. Org. Chem. 201883, 3599–3606. [pdf]



Chem. Commun.

[476]

L. Winner, G. Bélanger-Chabot, M. A. Celik, M. Schäfer, H. Braunschweig 

Intriguing migrations in transient iminoborane adducts: two new pathways to aminoboranes
Chem. Commun. 201854, 9349–9351. [pdf]

 

[475]

D. K. Roy, I. Krummenacher, T. Stennett, C. Lenczyk, T. Thiess, E. Welz, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Selective one- and two-electron reductions of a haloborane by a π-withdrawing carbene ligand
Chem. Commun. 201854, 9015–9018. [pdf]

 

[474]

L. Winner, A. Hermann, G. Bélanger-Chabot, O. F. González-Belman, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, H. Kelch, H. Braunschweig

Cleavage of BN triple bonds by main group reagents
Chem. Commun. 201854, 8210–8213. [pdf]

 

[473]

M. Arrowsmith, J. D. Mattock, J. Böhnke, I. Krummenacher, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Direct access to a cAAC-supported dihydrodiborene and its dianion
Chem. Commun. 201854, 4669–4672. [pdf]

 

[472]

A. Hofmann, A. Lamprecht, O. F. González-Belman, R. D. Dewhurst, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, S. Kachel, H. Braunschweig 

Dialumination of unsaturated species with a reactive bis(cyclopentadienyl) dialane
Chem. Commun. 201854, 1639–1642. [pdf]



Organometallics

[471]

J. Cid, A. Hermann, J. E. Radcliffe, L. D. Curless, H. Braunschweig, M. J. Ingleson 

Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Diboron(5) Compunds and their Conversion to Diboron(5) Cations
Organometallics 201837, 1992–1998. [pdf]

 

[470]

K. Meyer, H. Braunschweig 

Organometallic Chemistry in Europe
Organometallics 201837, 625–627. [pdf]



Can. J. Chem.

[469]

C. Leroy, J. K. Schuster, T. Schäfer, K. Müller-Buschbaum, H. Braunschweig, D. L. Bryce 

Linear dicoordinate beryllium: a 9Be solid-state NMR study of a discrete zero-valent s-block beryllium complex
Can. J. Chem. 201896, 646–652. [pdf]



Z. Naturforsch.

[468]

H. Braunschweig, C. Brunecker, R. D. Dewhurst, C. Schneider 

Does Lewis basicity correlate with catalytic activity in zerovalent group 8 complexes?

Z. Naturforsch. 201873b, 149–153. [pdf]