Concerted attack of frustrated Lewis acid-base pairs on olefinic double bonds: A theoretical study

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A computational approach reveals cooperative action of the preorganized acidic and basic centers of the frustrated P(t-Bu)3/B(C 6F5)3 Lewis pair on olefinic bonds as the key to the observed regioselective addition reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3148-3150
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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