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  1. B−H, C−H, and B−C Bond Activation: The Role of Two Adjacent Agostic Interactions
    Cassen, A.; Gloaguen, Y.; Vendier, L.; Duhayon, C.; Poblador-Bahamonde, A.; Raynaud, C.; Clot, E.; Alcaraz, G.; Sabo-Etienne, S.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7569-7573

Tuning the nature of the linker in a L∼BHR phosphinoborane compound led to the isolation of a ruthenium complex stabilized by two adjacent, δ-C—H and ε-Bsp2—H, agostic interactions. Such a unique coordination mode stabilizes a 14-electron “RuH2P2” fragment through connected σ-bonds of different polarity, and affords selective B—H, C—H, and B—C bond activation as illustrated by reactivity studies with H2 and boranes.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201404753 

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