A polar copper-Boron One-Electron σ-bond

Marc Etienne Moret, Limei Zhang, Jonas C. Peters

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Virtually all chemical bonds consist of one or several pairs of electrons shared by two atoms. Examples of σ-bonds made of a single electron delocalized over two neighboring atoms were until recently found only in gas-phase cations such as H2+ and Li2 + and in highly unstable species generated in solid matrices. Only in the past decade was bona fide one-electron bonding observed for molecules in fluid solution. Here we report the isolation and structural characterization of a thermally stable compound featuring a Cu-B one-electron bond, as well as its oxidized (nonbonded) and reduced (two-electrons-bonded) congeners. This triad provides an excellent opportunity to study the degree of σ-bonding in a metalloboratrane as a function of electron count.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3792-3795
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 13 2013

Fingerprint

Boron
Copper
Electrons
Atoms
Chemical bonds
Cations
Gases
Positive ions
Molecules
Fluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Cite this

A polar copper-Boron One-Electron σ-bond. / Moret, Marc Etienne; Zhang, Limei; Peters, Jonas C.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 135, No. 10, 13.03.2013, p. 3792-3795.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moret, Marc Etienne ; Zhang, Limei ; Peters, Jonas C. / A polar copper-Boron One-Electron σ-bond. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2013 ; Vol. 135, No. 10. pp. 3792-3795.
@article{f5a6675ca74a478bac3b1682df9705ac,
title = "A polar copper-Boron One-Electron σ-bond",
abstract = "Virtually all chemical bonds consist of one or several pairs of electrons shared by two atoms. Examples of σ-bonds made of a single electron delocalized over two neighboring atoms were until recently found only in gas-phase cations such as H2+ and Li2 + and in highly unstable species generated in solid matrices. Only in the past decade was bona fide one-electron bonding observed for molecules in fluid solution. Here we report the isolation and structural characterization of a thermally stable compound featuring a Cu-B one-electron bond, as well as its oxidized (nonbonded) and reduced (two-electrons-bonded) congeners. This triad provides an excellent opportunity to study the degree of σ-bonding in a metalloboratrane as a function of electron count.",
author = "Moret, {Marc Etienne} and Limei Zhang and Peters, {Jonas C.}",
year = "2013",
month = "3",
day = "13",
doi = "10.1021/ja4006578",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "135",
pages = "3792--3795",
journal = "Journal of the American Chemical Society",
issn = "0002-7863",
publisher = "American Chemical Society",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A polar copper-Boron One-Electron σ-bond

AU - Moret, Marc Etienne

AU - Zhang, Limei

AU - Peters, Jonas C.

PY - 2013/3/13

Y1 - 2013/3/13

N2 - Virtually all chemical bonds consist of one or several pairs of electrons shared by two atoms. Examples of σ-bonds made of a single electron delocalized over two neighboring atoms were until recently found only in gas-phase cations such as H2+ and Li2 + and in highly unstable species generated in solid matrices. Only in the past decade was bona fide one-electron bonding observed for molecules in fluid solution. Here we report the isolation and structural characterization of a thermally stable compound featuring a Cu-B one-electron bond, as well as its oxidized (nonbonded) and reduced (two-electrons-bonded) congeners. This triad provides an excellent opportunity to study the degree of σ-bonding in a metalloboratrane as a function of electron count.

AB - Virtually all chemical bonds consist of one or several pairs of electrons shared by two atoms. Examples of σ-bonds made of a single electron delocalized over two neighboring atoms were until recently found only in gas-phase cations such as H2+ and Li2 + and in highly unstable species generated in solid matrices. Only in the past decade was bona fide one-electron bonding observed for molecules in fluid solution. Here we report the isolation and structural characterization of a thermally stable compound featuring a Cu-B one-electron bond, as well as its oxidized (nonbonded) and reduced (two-electrons-bonded) congeners. This triad provides an excellent opportunity to study the degree of σ-bonding in a metalloboratrane as a function of electron count.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84874997374&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84874997374&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1021/ja4006578

DO - 10.1021/ja4006578

M3 - Article

C2 - 23418750

AN - SCOPUS:84874997374

VL - 135

SP - 3792

EP - 3795

JO - Journal of the American Chemical Society

JF - Journal of the American Chemical Society

SN - 0002-7863

IS - 10

ER -