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Molecules 2010, 15(12), 9437-9449; doi:10.3390/molecules15129437
Review

Application of Cycloaddition Reactions to the Syntheses of Novel Boron Compounds

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Received: 11 October 2010; in revised form: 16 December 2010 / Accepted: 20 December 2010 / Published: 21 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cycloaddition Reactions in Organic Synthesis)
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Abstract: This review covers the application of cycloaddition reactions in forming the boron-containing compounds such as symmetric star-shaped boron-enriched dendritic molecules, nano-structured boron materials and aromatic boronic esters. The resulting boron compounds are potentially important reagents for both materials science and medical applications such as in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in cancer treatment and as drug delivery agents and synthetic intermediates for carbon-carbon cross-coupling reactions. In addition, the use of boron cage compounds in a number of cycloaddition reactions to synthesize unique aromatic species will be reviewed briefly.
Keywords: cycloaddition reaction; carborane; boron neutron capture therapy; boron-based material; boron compounds; cross-coupling reaction; boron reagent cycloaddition reaction; carborane; boron neutron capture therapy; boron-based material; boron compounds; cross-coupling reaction; boron reagent
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Zhu, Y.; Siwei, X.; Maguire, J.A.; Hosmane, N.S. Application of Cycloaddition Reactions to the Syntheses of Novel Boron Compounds. Molecules 2010, 15, 9437-9449.

AMA Style

Zhu Y, Siwei X, Maguire JA, Hosmane NS. Application of Cycloaddition Reactions to the Syntheses of Novel Boron Compounds. Molecules. 2010; 15(12):9437-9449.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhu, Yinghuai; Siwei, Xiao; Maguire, John A.; Hosmane, Narayan S. 2010. "Application of Cycloaddition Reactions to the Syntheses of Novel Boron Compounds." Molecules 15, no. 12: 9437-9449.



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