M.-A. Légaré, M. Rang, G. Bélanger-Chabot, J. I. Schweizer, I. Krummenacher, R. Bertermann, M. Arrowsmith, M. C. Holthausen, H. Braunschweig 

The reductive coupling of dinitrogen

Science 2019, 363, 1329–1332. [pdf]


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"Boron helps to gently couple dinitrogen", M. Jacoby, C&EN 2019, 99(12)[link]

"Widerspenstiger Stickstoff gezähmt", Spektrogramm, Spektrum der Wissenschaft,  2019, Ausgabe 6, 8. [pdf]


Angew. Chem.


G. Bélanger-Chabot, H. Braunschweig 

Hexahalodiborate Dianions: A New Family of Binary Boron Halides

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 14408–14412; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 14270–14274. [pdf]


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"Back to basics", T. Ortner, Nature Reviews Chemistry 2019, 3, 564. [link]



C. Pranckevicius, C. Herok, F. Fantuzzi, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Bond-Strengthening Backdonation in Aminoborylene-Stabilized Aminoborylenes: At the Intersection of Borylenes and Diborenes

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 13025–13029; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 12893–12897. [pdf]



M. Dömling, M. Arrowsmith, U. Schmidt, L. Werner, A. C. Castro, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, R. Bertermann, J. H. Müssig, D. Prieschl, H. Braunschweig 

Spontaneous trans-Selective Transfer Hydrogenation of Apolar Boron-Boron Double Bonds

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 9884–9889; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 9782–9786. [pdf]



A. Hofmann, M.-A. Légaré, L. Wüst, H. Braunschweig 

Heterodiatomic Multiple Bonding in Group 13: A Complex with a Boron-Alumnium π Bond Reduces CO2

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 9878–9883; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 9776–9781. [pdf]



T. E. Stennett, P. Bissinger, S. Griesbeck, S. Ullrich, I. Krummenacher, M. Auth, A. Sperlich, M. Stolte, K. Radacki, C.-J. Yao, F. Würthner, A. Steffen, T. B. Marder, H. Braunschweig 

Near-Infrared Quadrupolar Chromophores Combining Three-Coordinate Boron-Based Superdonor and Superacceptor Units

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 6516–6521; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 6449–6454. [pdf]



J. H. Müssig, M. Thaler, R. D. Dewhurst, V. Paprocki, J. Seufert, J. D. Mattock, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Phosphine-Stabilized Diiododiborenes: Isolable Diborenes with Six Labile Bonds

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 4451–4456; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 4405–4409. [pdf]



A. Hofmann, C. Pranckevicius, T. Tröster, H. Braunschweig 

Aluminum(I)/Boron(III) Redox Reactions

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 3664–3668; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3625–3629. [pdf]



Q. Zhao, R. D. Dewhurst, H. Braunschweig, X. Chen 

A New Perspective on Borane Chemistry: The Nucleophilicity of the of the B-H Bonding Pair Electrons

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 3302–3313; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3268–3278. [pdf]



A. Deißenberger, E. Welz, R. Drescher, I. Krummenacher, R. D. Dewhurst, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

A New Class of Neutral Boron-Based Diradicals Spanned by a Two-Carbon-Atom Bridge

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 1857–1861; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1842–1846. [pdf]



F. Lindl, S. Lin, I. Krummenacher, C. Lenczyk, A. Stoy, M. Müller, Z. Lin, H. Braunschweig 

1,2,3-Diazaborinine: A BN Analog of Pyridine by Ring Expansion of a Borole with an Organic Azide

Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 344–348; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 338–342. [pdf]

J. Am. Chem. Soc.


S. K. Mellerup, Y. Cui, F. Fantuzzi, P. Schmid, J. T. Goettel, G. Bélanger-Chabot, M. Arrowsmith, I. Krummenacher, Q. Ye, V. Engel, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Lewis-Base Stabilization of the Parent Al(I) Hydride under Ambient Conditions

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 16954–16960. [pdf]



T. Brückner, T. E. Stennett, M. Heß, H. Braunschweig 

Single and Double Hydroboration of B-B Triple Bonds and Convergent Routes to a Cationic Tetraborane

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 14898–14903. [pdf]

Chem. Rev.


M.-A. Légaré, C. Pranckevicius, H. Braunschweig 

Metallomimetic Chemistry of Boron

Chem. Rev. 2019, 119, 8231–8261. [pdf]

Coord. Chem. Rev.


J. T. Goettel, H. Braunschweig 

Recent Advances in Boron-Centered Ligands and Their Transition Metal Complexes

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2019, 184–200. [link]

Chem. Sci.


A. Schuhmann, F. Reiß, H. Jiao, J. Rabeah, J.-E. Siewert, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, C. Hering-Junghans 

A selective route to aryl-triphosphiranes and their titanocne-induced fragmentation

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7859–7867. [pdf]



J. Merz, A. Steffen, J. Nitsch, J. Fink, C. B. Schürger, A. Friedrich, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Moos, D. Mims, C. Lambert, T. B. Marder 

Synthesis, photophysical and electronic properties of tetra-donor- or acceptor-aubstituted ortho-perylenes displaying four reversible oxidations or reductions

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7516–7534. [pdf]



T. Brückner, R. D. Dewhurst, T. Dellermann, M. Müller, H. Braunschweig 

Mild synthesis of diboryldiborenes by diboration of B-B triple bonds

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7375–7378. [pdf]



M. Arrowsmith, J. I. Schweizer, M. Heinz, M. Härterich, I. Krummenacher, M. C. Holthausen, H. Braunschweig 

Synthesis and Reduction Chemistry of Mixed-Lewis-Base-Stabilized Chloroborylenes

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 5095–5103. [pdf]



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

Synthesis of unsymmetrical B2E2 and B2E3 heterocycles by borylene insertion into boradichalcogeniranes

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 4662–4666. [pdf]



A. Hofmann, T. Tröster, T. Kupfer, H. Braunschweig 

Monomeric Cp3tAl(I): synthesis, reactivity, and the concept of valence isomerism

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 3421–3428. [pdf]

Chem. Eur. J.


C. Lenczyk, D. K. Roy, K. Oberdorf, J. Nitsch, R. D. Dewhurst, K. Radacki, J.-F. Halet, T. B. Marder, F. M. Bickelhaupt, H. Braunschweig 

Toward Transition-Metal-Templated Construction of Arylated B4 Chains by Dihydroborane Dehydrocoupling

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 16544–16549. [pdf]



Y. Hattori, E. Michail, A. Schmiedel, M. Moos, M. Holzapfel, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, U. Müller, J. Pflaum, C. Lambert 

Luminescent Mono-, Di-, and Triradicals: Bridging Polychlorinated Triarylmethyl Radicals by Triarylamines and Triarylboranes

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 15463–15471. [pdf]



J. He, F. Rauch, A. Friedrich, D. Sieh, T. Ribbeck, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Finze, T. B. Marder 

N-Heterocyclic Olefins as Electron Donors in Combination with Triarylborane Acceptors: Synthesis, Optical and Electronic Properties of D-π-A Compounds

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 13777–13784. [pdf]



T. Thiess, S. K. Mellerup, H. Braunschweig 

B-B Cleavage and Ring-Expansion of a 1,4,2,3-Diazadiborinine with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 13572–13578. [pdf]



C. Lenczyk, D. K. Roy, J. Nitsch, K. Radacki, F. Rauch, R. D. Dewhurst, F. M. Bickelhaupt, T. B. Marder, H. Braunschweig 

Steric Effects Dictate the Formation of Terminal Arylborylene Complexes of Ruthenium from Dihydroboranes

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 13566–13571. [pdf]



L. Ji, S. Hahn, P. Biegger, H. Reiss, J. Han, A. Friedrich, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Moos, J. Freudenberg, C. Lambert, A. Dreuw, T. B. Marder, U. H. F. Bunz 

Mono- and Dianion of a Bis(benzobuta)teraazapentacene Derivative

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 9840–9845. [pdf]



L. Englert, A. Stoy, M. Arrowsmith, J. H. Müssig, M. Thaler, A. Deißenberger, A. Häfner, J. Böhnke, F. Hupp, J. Seufert, J. Mies, A. Damme, T. Dellermann, K. Hammond, T. Kupfer, K. Radacki, T. Thiess, H. Braunschweig 

Stable Lewis Base Adducts of Tetrahalodiboranes: Synthetic Methods and Structural Diversity

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 8612–8622. [pdf]


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C. Lenczyk, D. K. Roy, B. Ghosh, J. Schwarzmann, A. K. Phukan, H. Braunschweig 

First Bis(σ)-borane Complexes of Group 6 Transition Metals: Experimental and Theoretical Studies

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 8585–8589. [pdf]



M. Meier, L. Ji, J. Nitsch, I. Krummenacher, A. Deißenberger, D. Auerhammer, M. Schäfer, T. B. Marder, H. Braunschweig 

Preparation and Characterization of a π-Conjugated Donor-Acceptor System Containing the Strongly Electron-Accepting Tetraphenylborolyl Unit

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 4707–4712. [pdf]

Chem. Commun.


D. Prieschl, M. Dietz, J. H. Müssig, K. Wagner, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig 

Pseudodiborenes: hydride-bridged diboranes(5) as two-electron reductants of chalcogens

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 9781–9784. [pdf]



A. J. Martínez-Martínez, A. R. Kennedy, V. Paprocki, F. Fantuzzi, R. D. Dewhurst, C. T. O'Hara, H. Braunschweig, R. E. Mulvey 

Selective mono- and dimetallation of a group 3 sandwich complex

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 9677–9680. [pdf]



T. Brückner, M. Arrowsmith, M. Heß, K. Hammond, M. Müller, H. Braunschweig 

Synthesis of fused B,N-heterocycles by alkyne cleavage, NHC ring-expansion and C-H activation at a diboryne

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 6700–6703. [pdf]

Inorg. Chem.


T. Ribbeck, C. Kerpen, C. Schmidle, F. Keppner, J. A. P. Sprenger, M. Arrowsmith, H. Braunschweig, N. V. Igant’ev, M. Finze 

Hydroxytricyanoborate Anion: Synthetic Aspects and Structural, Chemical, and Spectroscopic Properties

Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 16689–16702. [pdf]



J. K. Schuster, D. K. Roy, C. Lenczyk, J. Mies, H. Braunschweig 

New Outcomes of Beryllium Chemistry: Lewis Base Adducts for Salt Elimination Reactions

Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 2652–2658. [pdf]

Dalton Trans.


J. H. Müssig, T. E. Stennett, U. Schmidt, R. D. Dewhurst, L. Mailänder, H. Braunschweig 

Oxidative addition of arsenic halides to platinum(0)

Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 3547–3550. [pdf]

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.


S. Y. Ketkov, S. Y. Tzeng, E. A. Rychagova, L. V. Kalakutskaya, M. Fuss, H. Braunschweig, W.-B. Tzeng 

Rydberg state mediated multiphoton ionization of (η7-C7H7)(η5-C5H5)Cr: DFT-supported experimental insights into molecular and electronic structures of excited sandwich complexes

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 21, 9665–9671. [pdf]