This chapter focuses on the chemistry of boryl anions. The first section gives a brief history of boryl anion before the first isolated boryl anion equivalent, boryllithium, emerged. Synthesis and properties of all existing boryl anions are summarized in the second section. In the third section, examples of boryl–transition metal complexes synthesized from boryl anion reagents are presented. The following fourth section describes chemistry of boryl-substituted main group element compounds made from boryl anions. At the end of this chapter, the authors provide a summary and their perspective for related fields.
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