Synthesis of digermylene-stabilized linear tetraboronate and boroxine
Submitted by Jun Zhu on Sat, 12/19/2015 - 21:18
Yile Wu, Liu Liu, Jue Su, Kaili Yan, Jun Zhu and Yufen Zhao
Two newly discovered linear compounds tetraboronate and boroxine stabilized by digermylene are reported, which feature a B4O5 chain and a B3O3 ring, respectively. DFT calculations reveal that not only can digermylene stabilize the electron-deficient boron centers, but also increase the energies of the LUMOs of the boron moiety. Our results provide a hint for the development of boronate covalent organic frameworks.