Synfacts 2009(6): 0624-0624  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216665
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Fully Fluorinated Pentaphenylborole

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Jeewoo Lim
C. Feng, W. E. Piers*, M. Parvez
University of Calgary, Canada
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Publication Date:
25 May 2009 (online)


The authors report a synthesis of perfluorinated pentaphenylborole (2). Perfluorination, along with the antiaromaticity of the borole ring makes 2 a potent Lewis acid and possible precursors to a variety of interesting materials and building blocks.