Issue Date: December 5, 2011
Glowing Ring Could Find Use In Electronics
Boron’s electron-poor qualities facilitate the kind of electronic communication that chemists are keen to capture for sensors and devices. But corralling boron in a common sensor framework, such as the large ring structures called macrocycles, hasn’t been fruitful because the syntheses strip boron of most of its electron-poor character. Frieder Jäkle and Pangkuan Chen of Rutgers University now report a way around this problem. By latching together relatively long boron-containing oligomers at . . .
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