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    A Three-Dimensional Inorganic Analogue of 9,10-Diazido-9,10-Diboraanthracene: A Lewis Superacidic Azido Borane with Reactivity and Stability

    Authors: Chonghe Zhang, Xiaocui Liu, Junyi Wang, Qing Ye*

    Abstract: The 3D analogue of 9,10-diazido-9,10-dihydrodiboraanthracene exists as a monomer in both the solid and solution state. It is thermally stable up to 230 °C, representing a rare example of an azido borane with boosted Lewis acidity and stability in one. Apart from the classical acid-base and Staudinger reactions, it is capable of E−H bond activation (E=B, Si, Ge).

    Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.202205506