Mechanism of metal-free hydrogen transfer between amine-boranes and aminoboranes

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dc.contributor.author Leitao, Erin en
dc.contributor.author Stubbs, NE en
dc.contributor.author Robertson, APM en
dc.contributor.author Helten, H en
dc.contributor.author Cox, RJ en
dc.contributor.author Lloyd-Jones, GC en
dc.contributor.author Manners, I en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-13T03:17:45Z en
dc.date.issued 2012-10-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134 (40), 16805 - 16816 en
dc.identifier.issn 0002-7863 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30731 en
dc.description.abstract The kinetics of the metal-free hydrogen transfer from amine-borane Me(2)NH·BH(3) to aminoborane iPr(2)N═BH(2), yielding iPr(2)NH·BH(3) and cyclodiborazane [Me(2)N-BH(2)](2) via transient Me(2)N═BH(2), have been investigated in detail, with further information derived from isotopic labeling and DFT computations. The approach of the system toward equilibrium was monitored in both directions by (11)B{(1)H} NMR spectroscopy in a range of solvents and at variable temperatures in THF. Simulation of the resulting temporal-concentration data according to a simple two-stage hydrogen transfer/dimerization process yielded the rate constants and thermodynamic parameters attending both equilibria. At ambient temperature, the bimolecular hydrogen transfer is slightly endergonic in the forward direction (ΔG(1)°((295)) = 10 ± 7 kJ·mol(-1); ΔG(1)(‡)((295)) = 91 ± 5 kJ·mol(-1)), with the overall equilibrium being driven forward by the subsequent exergonic dimerization of the aminoborane Me(2)N═BH(2) (ΔG(2)°((295)) = -28 ± 14 kJ·mol(-1)). Systematic deuterium labeling of the NH and BH moieties in Me(2)NH·BH(3) and iPr(2)N═BH(2) allowed the kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) attending the hydrogen transfer to be determined. A small inverse KIE at boron (k(H)/k(D) = 0.9 ± 0.2) and a large normal KIE at nitrogen (k(H)/k(D) = 6.7 ± 0.9) are consistent with either a pre-equilibrium involving a B-to-B hydrogen transfer or a concerted but asynchronous hydrogen transfer via a cyclic six-membered transition state in which the B-to-B hydrogen transfer is highly advanced. DFT calculations are fully consistent with a concerted but asynchronous process. en
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dc.language English en
dc.publisher American Chemical Society en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the American Chemical Society en
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dc.title Mechanism of metal-free hydrogen transfer between amine-boranes and aminoboranes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1021/ja307247g en
pubs.issue 40 en
pubs.begin-page 16805 en
pubs.volume 134 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.identifier.pmid 23016922 en
pubs.author-url http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja307247g en
pubs.end-page 16816 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 516193 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Chemistry en
dc.identifier.eissn 1520-5126 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-10-13 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2012-09-27 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23016922 en


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