A1 Journal article (refereed)
Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of Weakly Coordinating Anions Based on tris-Perfluoro-tert-Butoxyborane (2017)

LeBlanc, F. A., Decken, A., Cameron, T. S., Passmore, J., Rautiainen, J. M., & Whidden, T. K. (2017). Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of Weakly Coordinating Anions Based on tris-Perfluoro-tert-Butoxyborane. Inorganic Chemistry, 56(2), 974-983. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02670

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Publication details

All authors or editorsLeBlanc, Francis A.; Decken, Andreas; Cameron, T. Stanley; Passmore, Jack; Rautiainen, J. Mikko; Whidden, Thomas K.

Journal or seriesInorganic Chemistry



Publication year2017


Issue number2

Pages range974-983

PublisherAmerican Chemical Society

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/56730


A convenient method for the preparation of strongly Lewis acidic tris-perfluoro-tert-butoxyborane B(ORF)3 (1), (ORF = OC(CF3)3) was developed, and its X-ray structure was determined. 1 was used as a precursor, guided by density functional theory (DFT) calculations and volume-based thermodynamics, for the synthesis of [NEt4][NCB(ORF)3] (3) and [NMe4][FB(ORF)3] (5) and the novel large and weakly coordinating anion salts [Li 15-Crown-5][B(ORF)4] (2) and [NEt4][CN{B(ORF)3}2] (4). The stability of [B(ORF)4]− was compared with that of some related known weakly coordinating anions by appropriate DFT calculations.

Keywordssynthesischemical bondsanions

Free keywordsboranes; weakly coordinating anions; Lewis acids; Anions; Cations; Enthalpy; Salts; Solvents

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2017

JUFO rating2

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