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27 February 2017

The first single-component N-heterocyclic silylene borane activates a variety of small molecules, such as O2, N2O, CO2, H2, and H2O. Notably, the activation of H2O makes it a metal-free system for dehydrogenation of H2O.

Original publication

An Intramolecular Silylene Borane Capable of Facile Activation of Small Molecules, Including Metal-Free Dehydrogenation of Water
Zhenbo Mo, Tibor Szilvási, Yu-Peng Zhou, Shenglai Yao, Matthias Driess
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2017, published online 27 February 2017
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201700625

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