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1510716 
Journal Article 
Reaction of a P/Al-Based Frustrated Lewis Pair with Ammonia, Borane, and Amine-Boranes: Adduct Formation and Catalytic Dehydrogenation 
Appelt, C; Slootweg, JC; Lammertsma, K; Uhl, W 
In Press 
Yes 
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
ISSN: 1433-7851
EISSN: 1521-3773 
English 
Open wide! The geminal P/Al-based frustrated Lewis pair (Mes2 P)(tBu2 Al)CC(H)Ph forms stable Lewis adducts with BH3 and NH3 . This compound facilitates the dehydrocoupling of the ammonia-borane adduct by unusual NH bond activation and elimination of dihydrogen at the boron center, and it is a very active main-group-based FLP catalyst for the dehydrogenation of amine-borane H3 B⋅NMe2 H.