A Polish-German research group led by Dr. hab. Bartosz Trzaskowski from the Center of New Technologies at the University of Warsaw and Dr. René Frank from the Technical University of Brunswick has discovered new chemical compounds containing a boron atom. The results of this work can be used, among others to obtain completely new classes of compounds that will be used in the synthesis of new drugs or the food industry.
A group of German scientists received a new chemical compound containing double bonds between boron and oxygen (B=O), and then a series of analogues containing double bonds between boron and other oxygenates (B=S, B=Se and B=Te). The second team, led by Dr. hab. Bartosz Trzaskowski, carried out chemical calculations that confirmed the presence of a double bond between these atoms and allowed to predict a number of properties of new compounds.
– New chemical compounds containing carbonyl analogs are very stable and allow easy synthesis of more complex chemical compounds containing a boron atom. This discovery opens the way to easier synthesis of chemical compounds containing the boron atom, as well as to the development of completely new classes of chemical compounds that may be used in many branches of chemistry in the future, such as the synthesis of new drugs, materials containing boron, compounds for food applications or new reagents for chemical synthesis – explains dr hab. Bartosz Trzaskowski.
The research was carried out under the Beethoven 2 grant from the National Science Center and grants from the German Research Foundation and published in the journal Angewandte Chemie – International Edition. The article can be read on the Wiley Online Library website.