Study of boron-nitrogen dative bonds using azetidine inversion dynamics.

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  • Cam Thuy Hoang
  • Ivan Prokes
  • Guy J Clarkson
  • Matthew J Rowland
  • Michael Shipman
  • Tiffany R Walsh

Colleges, School and Institutes


A method for probing the strength of B-N dative bonds is reported. The activation parameters for nitrogen inversion in a series of azetidines tethered to boronate esters have been quantified by VT-NMR and the measured barriers correlated with data obtained by (11)B NMR, X-ray crystallography and MP2 calculations.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2509-11
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2013