A Short Chronological Review on the Syntheses of Amine-Boranes

Document Type: Review Article


Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA


Since their discovery by Burg and Schlesinger in 1937, amine-boranes have enjoyed a rich preparative history and have experienced reinvigorated interest as valuable compounds. These borane complexes have been implemented in a variety of applications, spanning from reagents in organic syntheses to hydrogen storage materials. The importance of amine-boranes derives especially from their reductive abilities. Given the utility of amine-boranes and their current resurgence, a mini review on their general properties and notable preparations is both timely and potentially of interest to organic and materials chemists alike.