Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a
Compound with a Boron-Boron
Holger Braunschweig,* Rian D. Dewhurst, Kai Hammond, Jan Mies,
Krzysztof Radacki, Alfredo Vargas
diboryne compound has been isolated at room temperature, and it is
stable in absence of oxygen/moisture. It was synthesized by reduction
of a bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)-stabilized tetrabromodiborane
with either two or four equivalents of sodium naphthalenide.