Reaction of Boronic Acids with Tetrafluoroborate? It Depends on the Acidity
Paul F. Smith: Class of 2010
Jenna M. Korsan: Class of 2011
Theodore R. Grimm: Class of 2009
After electrochemical or chemical oxidation of ferroceneboronic acid, the resulting ferriceniumboronic acid is found to react with tetrafluoborate to form ferricenyltrifluoborate. This reaction with a common electrolyte can be extended to other boronic acids that possess a sufficiently low pKa (< 7).
Grzybowski, Joseph J. "Reaction of Boronic Acids with Tetrafluoroborate? It Depends on the Acidity." Inorganic Chemistry Communications 48.1 (October 2014), 144-146.