The CFSN Seminar by Dr.Yoshiaki Shoji

2019.10.04 15:00 ~ 2032.09.21 00:00

Development of electron-deficient boron compounds and their organic transformations
Dr.Yoshiaki Shoji

Associate Professor,Institute of Innovative Research,
Tokyo Institute of Technology(Tokyo Tech)

The molecular structures and chemical reactivity of boron compounds are characterized by the electrondeficient
nature and low electronegativity of boron. Based on simple molecular design strategy taking
advantage of the unique properties of boron, we have developed new chemical species and new organic
transformations. This presentation will focus on our recent studies of (i) a two-coordinate boron cation
(borinium ion), (ii) a boron-mediated benzannulation reaction of alkyne derivatives, and (iii) boron-based
molecules exhibiting unique emission properties.

(a) Nat. Chem. 2014, 6, 498. (b) Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 12704. (c) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2728.
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