Publications 2018



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]

"Trendberichte Anorganische Chemie 2018: Hauptgruppenelemente", C. Sindlinger, C. Hering-Junghans, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2019, 67, 46. [pdf]

"Trendberichte Anorganische Chemie 2018: Bioorganische und Koordinationschemie", L. Daumann, S. Hohloch, S. Demir, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2019, 67, 65. [pdf]

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]


Highlighted in:

"Trendberichte Anorganische Chemie 2018: Hauptgruppenelemente", C. Sindlinger, C. Hering-Junghans, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2019, 67, 46. [pdf]

"Top 50: Chemistry and Materials Science", Nature Communications 2019, Collection. [link]

Angew. Chem.


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]



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]



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]



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]



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]



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]



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]


Highlighted in:

"Trendberichte Anorganische Chemie 2018: Hauptgruppenelemente", C. Sindlinger, C. Hering-Junghans, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2019, 67, 46. [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.


Y.-M. Tian, X.-N. Guo, M. Kuntze-Fechner, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, U. Radius, A. Steffen, T. B. Marder 

Selective Photocatalytic C-F Borylation of Polyfluoroarenes by Rh/Ni Dual Catalysis Providing Valuable Fluorinated Arylboronate Esters
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 17612–17623. [pdf]



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]



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]



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]



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]



J. Böhnke, M. Arrowsmith, H. Braunschweig 

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



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]


Highlighted in:

"Trendberichte Anorganische Chemie 2018: Hauptgruppenelemente", C. Sindlinger, C. Hering-Junghans, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2019, 67, 46. [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.


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]



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]



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.


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]



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]



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]



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]