Publications 2018


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 Borepine
2018, submitted.



J. Böhnke, M. Arrowsmith, H. Braunschweig 

Activation of a Zerovalent Diboron Compound by Desymmetrization
2018, submitted.



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

Intriguing Migrations in Transient Iminoborane Adducts: Two New Pathways to Aminoboranes
2018, submitted.



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
2018, submitted.



J. T. Goettel, H. Braunschweig 

Recent Advances in Boron-Centered Ligands and Their Transition Metal Complexes
2018, submitted.



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
2018, submitted.



Z.-F. Jiao, Y.-M. Tian, B. Zhang, C.-H. Hao, Y. Qiao, Y.-X. Wang, Y. Qin, U. Radius, H. Braunschweig, T. B. Marder, X.-N. Guo, X.-Y. Guo 

High Photocatalytic Activity of a NiO nanodot-decorated Pd/SiC Catalyst for the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-coupling of Aryl Bromides and Chlorides in Air
2018, submitted.



D. K. Roy, I. Krummenacher, T. Stennett, C. Lenczyk, T. Thiess, H. Braunschweig 

Selective one- and two-electron reductions of a haloborane by a π-withdrawing carbene ligand
Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, accepted.



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

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

Angew. Chem. 2018, 130; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, accepted.



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. 2018, 24, accepted.



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

Cleavage of B-N Triple Bonds by Main Group Reagents
Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, accepted.



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; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, accepted.




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]

Nature Communications


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.


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]



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]



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]



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]



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.


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.


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]



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.


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]



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]



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]



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]



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]



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.


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.


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]



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]



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]



K. Meyer, H. Braunschweig 

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

Can. J. Chem.


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.


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]