Introduction to Borane Chemistry

  • Donald S. Matteson
Part of the Reactivity and Structure Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 32)

Abstract

The beautiful green flame of burning triethylborane (1) was first reported by Frankland and Duppa in 1860 [1–2]. Their “boric ethide” was prepared from diethylzinc and triethyl borate. After observing the spontaneous ignition of (1) in air, they tried pure oxygen and watched it explode.

Keywords

Hydrolysis Hydride Borane Pentane Halide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald S. Matteson
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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