Posts Tagged ‘basic boron’

A stable borylene. An exercise in lateral thinking.

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

I have often heard the question posed “how much of chemistry has been discovered?” Another might be “has most of chemistry, like low-hanging fruit, already been picked?“. Well, time and time again, one comes across examples which are only a simple diagram or so away from what might be found in any introductory chemistry text, and which would tend to indicate the answers to these questions is a resounding no. Take for example the three reactions shown below.